There is something about wooden cabins covered with snow that makes us shiver. Today we would like to present this extravagant rustic-meets-contemporary residence located in Telluride mountain village, Colorado, USA and designed by TruLinea Architects in collaboration with Studio Frank. Initially built in the 80s, this dream holiday-inspiring lodge was recently “upgraded” in order to meet the demands of contemporary living.
The result is an original abode, artistically camouflaged in a perfect natural landscape. The core of the cabin is an open plan living and dining space, preserving traditional details, yet added plenty of modern elements as well. A minimalist fireplace perfectly blends in the overall decor, adding a feeling of coziness to an otherwise sober atmosphere. Answering the owners’ need for a ” rough, organic and timeless” home, the architects managed to combine a variety of materials and textures into genuine spaces, while also considering the sustainability factor. How would you comment on the overall design of this cabin?
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light