When asked to design a small ski cabin in the Methow Valley we chose to have a bit of fun with the existing irrigation canal on the property. It is conveniently controlled so there is no danger of flooding. The canal became the center of the cabin layout.
The garage and storage are located on one side of the canal. The living areas on the other. A terrace and small pond form the center.
The living area opens both to the pond area and to the view across the valley.
The roof system is made of 3 shallow sloping shed roofs that drop snow away from outdoor spaces. The structure is heafty enough to support snow on the roof for the winter. That winter snow helps insulate the roof. In the spring the roofs shed snow away from the building.