Joan Heaton Architects

Archive for April, 2011

cabin interior

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The interior of the remote cabin is finished in wood and features locally milled pine and hemlock and salvaged flooring.  Every board that went into the cabin had to be carried over a river and up a hill.  We made thoughtful choices about the overall size of the cabin and the material selections.  The Hemlock timber trusses were transported in pieces and assembled on site.  The trusses support a roof made of  structural insulated panels (SIPs).  SIPs are an efficient combination of both structure and insulation. The roof supports a snow load of 70 pounds per square foot.  We used v-groove pine on the walls and ceiling but varied the finish.