This dreamy get away set on an island north of the San Juans, is designed by Olson Kundig Architects. The exterior metal skin of this single room cabin will be allowed to weather naturally, to create a vibrant patina. Inside, wood-finished surfaces create a cozy refuge. A large, weathered steel panel slides across a window wall, securing the space when the owner is away. This space has everything one needs to function, with a minimal footprint. Low maintenance materials allow the occupant to enjoy the environment, both inside and out, rather than maintain it. The ample glass provides an undisrupted view, and the deep overhang of the roof provides sun control to the interior, without compromise of view or daylight. This little nugget is a welcoming retreat.
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