Last year, Form and Forest came out with a fantastic line of flat pack prefab cabins for which it won a 2009 Canadian Architect Annual Award of Excellence. With so many concepts already out there, the newbie prefab maker decided they needed to prove how good their cabins would look in real life. The company recently completed a Pioneer cabin in Golden, British Columbia with a single-pitch shed roof, prefabricated wall system and ICF foundation.
Form and Forest is the brainchild of brothers Jeff and Ryan Jordan, where Jeff owns and runs a prefab manufacturing company in the Calgary area and Ryan is an industrial designer. The designs for the cabins were created by D’Arcy Jones Design and include five different cabins based on prefab, flat-pack design methodology. The site they chose for the construction of their concept was a 5 acre wooded piece of land on the banks of the Blaeberry River. After laying the footings, the foundation was built using ICFs, which go assemble quickly like LEGO blocks and can be easily set by two people.
The walls were delivered to the site prefabricated and quickly put into place, ultimately leading to a 1,740 square feet home with large floor to ceiling glass windows offering views of the surroundings. Inside are two bedrooms, a large living room, kitchen and a flexible loft space that could serve as an extra bedroom or office. The home was oriented so the roof could maximize the use of the sun for a future photovoltaic system.
Via Jetson Green