This Project consisted of two parts. Part 1 was a 200sf Cabin and part two was a 900sf NetZero Cabin.
This 200 square foot cabin (the first is the series) is a space which has two main purposes. First and foremost is to connect the user mentally and physically to the environment surrounding them. And secondly gives the user a space to relax, and do work. Through the procession of space, there are two key moments. The first is when you enter the space and receive the full 200 degree unobstructed view of the surrounding forest. The second is when the user steps out onto the balcony and receives all of the sensory experiences (wind, rain, sun, smell, sounds). The combination of these moments will engulf the user in a calm, relaxing work environment.
The second project in the series, is a 900 square foot Net-Zero cabin. This structure produces more energy than it uses by optimizing several different methods of efficiency. Some of these methods include passive solar, passive cooling, the heat island effect, and a PV solar panel system. This design organizes circulation by its public and private spaces which are perpendicular to primary the wet wall. The structure of this cabin is based off of a 12 foot bay system. The primary structure of this cabin is stick framed using 6x6 columns. The exterior walls are 2x6 studs, floor joists are 2x10’s at 16 inches on center. The 6x6 columns die into 6x10 beams with bird mouthed 2x10 rafters at 2 feet on center. All construction is sheathed with a 3/4” O.S.B.