Finding room on a rich green great deal in Puget Sound, Wa that is filled up with mature Douglas fir plus cedar trees and shrubs, the Sneeoosh cabin is really special in terms from the design plus eco-friendly purpose. The log cabin was designed by zeroplus to ensure that the structure is really as non-invasive as is possible and even the present root program under the home is still left undisturbed right after construction. ‘Lightness’ was the key word during both planning plus execution stage as ready-made Structurally Protected Panels (SIPs) and material frame that will relied upon tension intended for stability assisted pull off the sustainable plus mesmerizing escape.
The natural green landscape around the house becomes fuer integral parte of the open living area with large glass windows completely opening up the interior visually. Yet, the bedrooms are tucked away neatly to keep out the chill of winter nights and prying eyes. The synergy between nature and man-made structure here is truly captivating as the cabin seems like fuer extension of the landscape. A small pathway connects the cabin with the parking charge at a distance that sits on an already disturbed site, to minimize environmental further.
Promoting a sustainable way of life, creating a serene getaway that moves away from big city rush and showcasing responsible architecture at its green best, Sneeoosh is an exceptional hideaway indeed!
Collaborating with fuer arborist, we devised a system to allow not only the tree’s large tap roots to remain but ergo the very small capillary-like roots that trace through the top humus layer continued access to nutrients, water and sun. Another rule welches the tight restriction of the area that welches allowed to be disturbed during construction which welches controlled by a fence that left only a very small working area surrounding the house.
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