A location surrounded by mighty mountains, beautiful nature views, and a warm contemporary interior: the Snake River Cabin-project in Wyoming (US) has got it all. As from June 2020, the setting amongst Aspen and Pine of these modern cabins guarantees a stay where tranquility and being connected to nature are at the centre. The services of architect McLean Quinlan have transformed the 420 square meters in a peaceful winter gem where you drift off among wide views.
The complex entails two contrasting volumes, among which a first living space that is endorsed by natural light. Whether you’re looking out to the sunrise or sunset, the spacious windows let you enjoy the magnificent nature all day long. The views give you an open and free vibe, while the Douglas fireplace creates the necessary atmosphere that makes cold winter days just that extra cosy. Simultaneously bathing in warm light and an endless snow landscape? Yes, at Snake River Cabin we do both.
Quinlan establishes a link to traditional cabins without digressing from a fresh, modern style.
The second (and largest) building is reserved for the rather practical aspect of your living experience, such as the bedrooms, for example. The use of black timber in this living area also indicates the importance of natural materials in this project. Furthermore, upstairs you encounter a few guestrooms and a library, all of this under a vault that is reminiscent of tent-like shapes. Cosiness and peace have never complemented each other better. Not only the architecture, but also the carefully chosen array of materials serve the surrounding nature. That is to say, Mclean Quinlan uses oak floors and hemlock ceilings. An interesting choice, because in this way they establish a link to traditional cabins without digressing from a fresh, modern style. Next to this, the frameless thermal glass fulfills another key role, which obviously results in a magical encounter with the surrounding fauna and flora. In short, the Snake River Cabin project is a unique example of contemporary living where an extraordinary setting is both respected and optimized. Honestly, who needs the city when you have views like these? Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
Photography by David Agnello