Prefab Cabin on a Rock

THORNTON, NH

2014

900 sq ft.

1 BED 1 BATH

Measuring just 900 square feet, this one-bedroom prefab cabin mountain retreat is a weekend residence for a couple and their two young children. The design is by Boston-based firm I-Kanda Architects, engineered by Fire Tower Engineering, and built by Bensonwood. The modern prefab cabin is perched precariously over a steep granite ledge allowing for dramatic views of the valley around the Thornton, New Hampshire area of the White Mountains. Instead of removing the granite ledge for a level building area, the uneven topography of the bedrock was embraced by hand pouring nine concrete footings for a prefab timber frame. Minimal trees were cleared for the project, preserving the natural landscape and surrounding views were enhanced by placing a 24-foot-wide sliding glass wall designed by Architectural Openings. The challenges associated with the building site were able to be solved by exceptional design, engineering and building with prefab components.

DESIGN|ENGINEERING|BUILD

DESIGN STYLE

Modern

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ENERGY DETAILS

Uses passive design strategies seen in roof and walls.

STRUCTURE DETAILS

R35 OB Plus Wall
R44 Roof
Cross-laminated timber

AMENITIES

24 ft wide sliding glass wall by Architectural Openings
Dramatic deck views
Sleep and storage loft

BUILD

Bensonwood

DESIGN STYLE

Modern

STRUCTURE DETAILS

R35 OB Plus Wall
R44 Roof
Cross-laminated timber

AMENITIES

24 ft wide sliding glass wall by Architectural Openings
Dramatic deck views
Sleep and storage loft

ENERGY DETAILS

Uses passive design strategies seen in roof and walls

PHOTOGRAPHY

Contact

BENSONWOOD

6 BLACKJACK CROSSING | WALPOLE, NH 03608

MONDAY – FRIDAY
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
1.603.756.3600 | 1.877.203.3562

[email protected]

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