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.
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.
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.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/80-square-foot-bunkhouse-serves-myriad-of-functions-for-this-family/14116.
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