Thursday, July 19, 2012

BEAUTY: Interior--Sixteen Doors House by Incorporated

Manhattan architectural and design firm Incorporated created a sleek "cabin in the woods" in upstate New York that is a fascinating eclectic, modern take on rustic. I love how the materials and objects reference a traditional cabin but with a great amount of style and whimsy.

Incorporated's site talks about the shape of the house itself:
"This is the first of three residences in rural Upstate New York that emerged from the study of the traditional loft like cow barns that populate the landscape of the local farmland. With glazing on the two long sides of the structure, the small 1350 square foot interior is literally “in" the landscape. The absolute limits of wood frame construction are realized without the use of any steel with the lateral stability of the structure facilitated by four feet of solid wall only on the extreme ends of the building. Programmatically organized around the social structure of the inhabitants, a single room for living, dining and cooking occupies the center with baths and utilities providing a buffer and privacy for the two bedrooms that flank the 'great' room. Thus the building is symmetrical but with a solid center, non-axial."

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