Rierson Cabin by Salmela Architect

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Rierson Cabin is a personal residence made by Salmela Architect.

It is located in Tofte, Minnesota, and was completed in 2012.


Rierson Cabin by Salmela Architect:

“Our clientele expressed the want to share the elegance of this north shore Minnesota website with extended household and friends. Therefore a guesthouse on a granite cliff overlooking Lake Superior.

Present foundations for a preceding garage had been used to find the guesthouse such that it was within a brief distance of the unique cabin but the 2 structures maintained unobstructed views. Moreover, the elimination of a defunct wind generator had left a significant exposed triangular concrete plinth providing the base for an outdoor masonry chimney and seating location cliff-side. Utilizing these foundations rather than using typical excavation left the site as undisturbed as feasible and the new chimney at the guest cabin references the form of the current plinth.

At the guest cabin every of the levels has open gathering space as effectively as privacy for sleeping and bathing functions. The grade level accommodates the kitchen/residing/dining area along with a bedroom, bath and mechanical room. The upper degree consists of a gathering/game room, master bedroom, bath and sauna. This extends to the loft degree with the paved roof as a gathering room. The sauna encounter is enhanced as one particular moves from the steam space to the roof terrace. The loft’s large skylight not only enables contemplation of the evening sky but also creates successful stack ventilation in the summer time, cooling the cabin.

Numerous ranges create vantage points enabling guests to experience the dramatic website from various elevations and instructions and beneath shifting light conditions. Complete-height windows make sure that the “ground” outside feels connected to the interior. The principal degree windows seem to be to rest on the exterior decks, the upper level windows rest on the green roof terrace, and the loft level’s completely-glazed door opening onto the roof terrace.

All resources were picked to age with dignity. The smoothness of the servicing-free black exterior cladding contrasts with the whitewashed masonry texture and naturally-aging wood surfaces. The consistency of minimal-maintenance materials continues on the interior with fir and birch surfaces. In addition to the visual warmth, the cabin is made for superior thermal comfort with minimum energy use via the use of super-insulated walls, triple-glazed large overall performance windows and thermal-bridge-free insulation details for the floors over the current foundation. The new garage is created to act as framework and armature for future solar panels.”

Photos by: David Getty

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