The best architecture is meant to be used. Sunsest and AIA select the winners in innovative home design
Project: Sheldon Gatehouse, Cle Elum, WA
What we love: Who among us hasn’t dreamed of an idyllic cabin in the woods? Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has fulfilled that fantasy for the owner of this rustic-meets-modern two-bedroom getaway sited to maximize the sylvan surroundings, a two-hour drive from Seattle.
Indoor and outdoor rooms, linked by a “boardwalk,” frame gorgeous vistas of the Wenatchee National Forest from multiple angles.
Jurors also appreciated that the buildings have strong visual impact yet occupy a minimal footprint on the land.