new modern rustic: et al.'s catskill cabin is a prefabricated outdoor living room
 

new modern rustic: et al.'s catskill cabin is a prefabricated outdoor living room

american research and architecture studio et al. collaborative converts the rustic into minimalistic country style ‘new modern rustic’ with its proposal for ‘catskill cabin‘. situated in a wooded area on a 10-acre lot in ulster county, NY, the prefabricated house is the ideal getaway vacation dwelling nestled within nature.


the corner window to observe nature

 

 

‘we wrestled with how much of footprint to physically occupy,’ says manu garza,  the principal of et al.. the final cabin size was informed by questions of just how much space is adequate to live simply or simply live.


the cabin set within nature is an outdoor living room

 

 

prefabricated off-site, the cabin is assembled leveraging prefab panels for the floor, walls and standard framing for the roof system which supports a standing seam metal roof. a paneled exterior enclosure, composed of cedarwood treated with tar oil to give it the black finish.


a sliding dining/bar docks into place to create an outdoor patio for entertaining

 

 

double insulated glass window panes and large sliding glass doors on both sides of the house open the entire cabin to the outdoors. a sliding dining/bar docks into place to create an outdoor patio for entertaining. interior finishes include volcanic stone floor tiles and a mix of dark and white oak wood.


open living space showing fenestration to maximize day-lighting and an operable clerestory system for temperature control

 


minimal kitchen concept, operable window wall system to bring the outside in

 


cross section

 


the cabin is situated on a 10-acre lot only 2 hours from new york city

 


open living plan, with 1/3 private and 2/3 public spaces

 

 


hybrid prefab system: prefab panels for the floor, walls and standard framing for the roof system which supports a standing seam metal roof

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    486,394 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    privacy policy