A Prefab Cabin in Norway

Both the size of the property and the budget set limits to what I could create.  My client had a list of requirements that in many ways echoed those that you can find in large holiday homes: open fireplace in the living room, kitchen, separate bedroom, shower and toilet, recalls Borge. However, there was a big – or should we say small difference: We had to find a way of fitting it all into a building of merely 35 square meters. This led to unconventional solutions. For instance, the shower area is placed on the outside of the cabin- a great way to be close to nature, says Borge, who is fascinated with the connection between buildings and their surroundings.” – Dwell

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12×20 Garden Pavilion in Seattle

Though the footprint of the structure is quite small, just 20 x 12, it has a remarkable number of green features, including a Warmboard radiant subfloor, tilt-turn windows and doors handcrafted from Douglas fir, reclaimed wood used for the rafters, a dual flush toilet, and is oriented for passive heating and cooling. “It was important for us to be green, but we werent chasing LEED,” says resident Jon Zimmerman. The exterior boasts a standing-seam copper and cedar rain screen.” – Dwell

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