Olson Kundig Architects designed and completed the Delta Shelter located Mazama, Washington.
This 1,000 square foot weekend cabin has three levels that is basically a steel box on stilts, can be completely shuttered when the owner is away.
Delta Shelter by Olson Kundig Architects:
Situated near a river in a floodplain, the 20’ x 20’ square footprint rises three stories and is topped by the living room/kitchen. Large, 10’ x 18’ steel shutters can be closed simultaneously using a hand crank.
Scale of furnishings is critical in this compact retreat. Furniture is clean and simple; appropriate to the relaxing actions of lounging, dining, and sleeping. Built-in storage bins for firewood and boots help keep spaces tidy. The neutral palette complements raw materials like steel and plywood, visually retreating so that the eye is drawn to the surrounding landscape.
Photos by Tom Bies