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1. GULF CABINS

This project consists of four cabins with the same footprint, in different configurations and locations on a small Gulf Island off the west coast of British Columbia. These minimal structures are private guest cabins designed for summer use. They are simple in plan, and intimately connected with their surrounding wooded environment. 

The buildings are off-grid and self-sufficient: their low-voltage LED lighting system is powered by solar panels, water is collected from the roof, and a wood-burning stove provides heat. In the off-season, the buildings are shut down with an exterior sliding shutter system. Ample glazing and large openings maximize natural light in these little buildings, allowing the interior space to extend into their spectacular natural surroundings.