David Coleman Architecture designs a luminous dwelling in the Pacific Northwest forest. The Bear Run Cabin responds to the surrounding mountainscape with dramatic, angular rooflines. Comprised of two volumes, the buildings are situated side-by-side like a ying and yang on the slanted site. Their exterior features a series of porches to expand the interior out into the rugged scenery while oversized roofs protect the outdoor spaces from frequent rainfall and the summer sun. Inside, a great room, bath, and sleeping loft occupy the internal living spaces. Encased in frameless glass, every room is wrapped in views of the North Cascades mountains. A studio clad in a polycarbonate skin provides an additional music room, workshop, and guest loft. During the day, the facade illuminates the interior spaces and at night, creates a celestial glow for the exterior terraces.
Photos: Benjamin Benschneider / David Coleman Architecture