"It’s like an apple you took a bite of," says architect Marlon Blackwell, describing a cabin designed by his firm on a sloping bluff overlooking Beaver Lake in the Ozark Mountains. Its boxy shape has a section carved out of one side that creates a semi-enclosed porch where the views are best. "In a strange way, we made a cave in response to the forest," Marlon says, "a place for refuge."
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