Wrap It Up
Wrap it Up investigates how a small forest cabin can have the smallest impact on the ecosystem while providing adequate space for living. By combining eager youthful ingenuity, fundamental historical practices, and sustainable principles, this small structure camouflages itself to become part of the forest in which it is embedded.
This building is designed to maximize interior living space while minimizing build time and construction costs. Standard lumber and plywood sheet sizes act as building blockings that drives the design, instead of cover it. The pentagon shape is derived from the dimension of a standard sheet of plywood. One sheet can span an entire side, creating less waste material. Space is not lost due to the reduced floor area, instead you gain space vertically, having more then enough width for two beds to flank the stove one meter high in the space. Raising the structure off the ground (min 50mm) allows for less of an impact on ecological life and keeps the structure dry. The envelope of the building is strong and well insulated to keep warmth in in the winter, but allow for air to circulate in the summer. Air spaces between the exterior cladding and weather barrier allow for drying. This space will fill with snow during the winter months and hold it as additional insulation that will melt away when the weather warms up. A vestibule creates a double door effect reducing the amount of heat lost when opening the door . This also becomes a good space to store split logs for the fire, wet boots, and hang wet jackets. The interior space is primarily dedicated to sleep and rest, leaving the focus on the beautiful surrounding forest.
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