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80 Square-Foot Bunkhouse Serves Myriad of Functions for this Family

  • June 19, 2018

by Nena Perry-Brown

80 Square-Foot Bunkhouse Serves Myriad of Functions for this Family: Figure 1
Bunkhouse. Click to enlarge.

Every year, the American Institute of Architects awards various projects for their outstanding design. One of the winners of this year's Small Projects award is the Studio Bunkhouse in Puget Sound, designed by Cutler Anderson Architects.

80 Square-Foot Bunkhouse Serves Myriad of Functions for this Family: Figure 2
Bunkhouse floor plan. Click to enlarge.

Architect Jim Cutler worked on the 80 square-foot structure, an accessory to the family's main house 30 feet away, with his 11 year old daughter. A shed was torn down and its foundation reused for the new building. 

80 Square-Foot Bunkhouse Serves Myriad of Functions for this Family: Figure 3
Bunkhouse workstation. Click to enlarge.

Cutler and his daughter framed the structure using local rough-sawn Douglas Fir, lining the exterior with shiplap that helps the studio blend into its wooded surroundings. Steel shingles comprise the roof.

The interior has a folding desk beneath the window, a wall of rolling file cabinets and two folding bunkbeds, as well as a small cast iron, wood-burning stove above a small refrigerator. The structure is set up for the daughter to use as a bunkhouse or for Cutler to use as a design studio — or for the family to gather and get away. It also has back-up power and batteries for intermittent power outages.

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