Yuka Yoneda

Colorful Schell Wheeler Cabin Made of Blown Down Forest Trees

by , 11/30/10

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Being that both of the home’s owners are mountain guides in the area, they felt a need to do what is right for the environment when building their new home. As such, the architects, along with Tall Tree Construction, made use of blown-down trees from storms to provide the logs that were milled into the siding, fascias and trim of the house. The energy used to heat the home comes from a ground source heat pump supplemented by solar water preheating.

Inside, natural wood is the star building material but does not make the house feel stuffy or like an outdated log cabin at all. Generous windows (some spanning both the top and bottom floors) provide daylighting to cut down on electricity.

+ Johnston Architects

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2 Comments

  1. JeremyMizak May 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I love it, one of my personal favorites. Great use of materials and color choice.

  2. Modular_Thailand December 1, 2010 at 4:12 am

    What beautiful it is! but I still have some question. The blown-down tree has enough to completed or just built a part of the building?

    –Lifesbox–

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