Life Verse:

"...I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." -- JESUS in John 10:10

Monday, February 07, 2011

Weekend Cabin: Delta Shelter, Mazama, Washington

{I like this, I like this a lot... though I'm not sure if it's the cabin as much as the setting!... Gorgeous and idyllic are the words that come to mind.}

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Built in 2005 in Mazama, Washington, and designed by Tom Kundig, the Delta Shelter is 1,000 square feet of modernist retreat. It measures 20×20, sits three stories tall, and has 10×18 steel shutters that are opened or closed via a hand-cranked wheel.


Photos: Tom Bies



Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.

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1 comment:

Jon said...

Something about this place strikes a resonating chord with me. Maybe one day I'll be able own a place with similar characteristics in a comparable setting...