Recently r | one studio architecture was chosen to design a modern cabin retreat in the great state of Wyoming….yes, WYOMING. Truth be told, I had to look it up on Google Maps, because I had no idea where Wyoming was other than a general “over there” direction. As it turns out, Wyoming is actually quite nice. It’s north of Colorado, south of Montana and sits between Idaho and South Dakota.
Cody, Wyoming, where our little cabin will be situated is in the northern part of the state east of Yellowstone National Park and north of the Shoshone National Forest. The property has fantasic views of each.
The clients, a father-son duo, want a modern cabin retreat that they can use as a vacation rental when they are not in residence. The program is quite simple:
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living, dining, kitchen and a 2 car garage with room for work space and tools (they are avid car enthusiasts). Like any good client I received lots of imagery depicting the style and materials they want to use. Budget is a concern, but they are going for a minimalist aesthetic, so that works to our advantage. Innovative uses for common materials will be key to the success of this project.
I am very excited about this project and I plan on posting regular updates as the design progresses and especially once construction starts, which will hopefully be in the fall before the snow starts falling and the ground begins to freeze. Below is the conceptual floor plan. Things are still in development, but I think we’re getting close to nailing it down. And as always, I welcome any and all comments, suggestions and critiques (I do not cry easily, so don’t hold back). Cheers.