The Georgian Bay Cottage treads lightly on the land, with a “long-shed” construction featuring a large sliding door and pull-down bug screen, a translucent corrugated-fiberglass roof, and exposed studs and ties. Photo by Leo Mieles.
A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury. When Oslo-based architect Marianne Borge was approached in 2004 by a client who wanted an actual cabin rather than a second home, she was instantly inspired by the challenge of working on a smaller scale. Photos courtesy Marianne Borge.
On a four-acre site on Salt Spring Island, just southwest of Vancouver, Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects crafted a cabin—modest in size yet bold in design—on the site where another cottage once stood. Photo by Tom Bies.
At the mouth of a fjord on the Fosen peninsula in Norway, form followed function to a small rocky outcrop called Vardehaugen. There, Fantastic Norway Architects constructed Cabin Vardehaugen atop the exposed, wind-whipped hill, taking its structural cues from the environment. Photo by Håkon Matre Aasarød.
A steeply sloped site in the Wisconsin forest, plus an equally steep budget, led architect Brian Johnsen to reinvent the archetypal cabin for a sturdy vacation home. Photo by Narayan Mahon.
A series of charred modern boxes, the home Petra Sattler-Smith and Klaus Mayer designed for Martin Buser and Kathy Chapoton, is organized around views of the Alaskan landscape. Photo by Kamil Bialous.
Located off Highway 4 in the Stanislaus National Forest, Bear Valley opened in 1967, a relative latecomer to the California ski scene. Peek at a cluster of cabins built in the 1970s and 1980s here.