Collection by Diana Budds

Tiny Cabins in the Vermont Woods Commune With Nature


Architects Joan M. Soranno and John Cook forge five guest cabins that embrace the landscape and celebrate the spirit of a classical music festival that takes place on the pastoral Marlboro College campus.

Every year Marlboro College, which is located in rural Vermont, hosts the Marlboro Music Festival in which 80 of the...
The new cabins reduce the key form of the Cape Cod–style structures found on the campus.
Soranno and Cook used energy-efficient construction and modern mechanical systems in the designs and furnished the...
While the windows are larger than what one would find in a traditional Cape Cod structure, they were essential in...
"We felt it was important to create continuity with nature, rather than compete with it," Soranno stated.
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