Architect Les Eerkes rescued plywood cladding, kitchen cabinets and a tiny aperture window from houses set to be austere for this rural berth abreast the Puget Sound.
Eerkes sourced the chargeless abstracts and accessories to accumulate aural the tight budget for the two-storey flat and residence, created for blur administrator and artisan Anna Hoover.
The kitchen cabinets, wood-burning stove and board amount treads are all additional hand, as able-bodied as a annular aperture window at the top of the stairs on the aboriginal floor.
The plywood cladding is additionally upcycled. Aiding with the build, Hoover broiled the actual application a Japanese address called shou sugi ban, which preserves the copse and creates a darker hue that helps the home alloy in with backcountry surrounding.
“The little anatomy is anchored in the dupe in rural Washington state, and was congenital application as abundant free-cycled actual as possible,” said Eerkes.
“Scavenged abstracts — alignment from cabinetry to plants — were salvaged from homes slated to be demolished.”
A cardinal of added cost-cutting measures were additionally taken to body the 693-square-foot (64 aboveboard metres) Scavenger Flat on the forested site, not far from Seattle.
Eerkes bargain architecture costs by adopting the berth on six accurate foundations, instead of digging down. A simple anatomy of three board frames is set on top of the accurate blocks and backdrop up the continued mono-pitched roof.
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The aboriginal attic of the abode is hardly best that the arena floor, overhanging on one ancillary to anatomy a awning aloft a basement breadth below.
Inside, the two levels anatomy audible areas, with ample windows and a polycarbonate clerestory situated to fulfil the client’s appeal to booty “advantage of easterly angle to the baptize and let in south light”.
A double-height kitchen, active and dining breadth on the arena attic has abundant amplitude for the artisan to set up her board to draw.
From here, a animate access leads up to the continued aggregate on the high floor, area the bedchamber and a board are located, forth with affluence of bookshelves.
A ample bend window offers animated appearance of copse from this room, while a aperture abutting to the bed slides bottomward to accessible up absolutely to the outside. The console is corrective red on the exterior.
The artist chose a simple palette for the interior, abrogation abstracts abundantly untouched. Dark masonite boards awning the floors and apparent plywood panels anatomy the ceiling. The walls are drywall and corrective white.
Eerkes accustomed his eponymous convenance Eerkes Architects in 2015 on Bainbridge Island, which sits in the Puget Sound in the west of Washington state.
The artist advised Scavenger Flat while alive as a architecture assumption at Seattle studio Olson Kundig, which acted as the project’s artist of record.
Olson Kundig co-founder Jim Olson additionally chose a rural atom beside the Puget Sound to body a tiny berth for himself, which he started as a jailbait over 60 years ago and has gradually broadcast over time.
Photography is by Benjamin Benschneider.
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Architect: Les EerkesContruction: Schuchart/Dow
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