Architectural Design by Brillhart Architecture
Visualization by Seiji Anderson
A word from the designer:
The design concept for Cabin A celebrates the landscape and the spirit of the outdoor adventure movement. Given the steep slope of the site, narrow lot widths budget of the project, the buildings are best oriented as vertical structures, built up as opposed to cut into or projecting out over the mountain.
Using natural materials, the simple design takes its formal cues from the geometries of the kayak, canoe and tent – offering up a modern interpretation of the A-Frame house and traditional Cherokee construction. As an assembly of buildings perched above the terrain, these modern cabins are intended to create a striking impression for residents and visitors alike.
The foundational piers are exaggerated to mimic the surrounding trees so the cabins slip into the woods and quietly reside within the canopy. Lit up at night, these small buildings create a romantic backdrop to the already magical experience of the river, hills and trails and the authenticity of the Nantahala Outdoor Center.