“Like an insect warming itself in the sun, the Snee-oosh Cabin sits in the underbrush at the water’s edge near Deception Pass on the Swinomish Indian reservation. Eight 1-1/2” bolts support steel legs — strategically placed to preserve the old trees that reach in to the earth to support a panelized roof and a suspended “belly” that floats within the coniferous canopy.” Zero Plus Architects
Seattle architecture and design studio Zero Plus Architects designed the Snee-oosh Cabin as a getaway from the city. It "sits in the underbrush perched on a low bank at the waters edge near Deception Pass on the Swinomish Indian reservation." The openness of the plan and wraparound glass offers a view surrounded by a beautiful lanscape.
Taking care not to destroy the special qualities of the site, the home was carefully placed, and built using the smallest footprint possible.
All the pieces of the home -- including a steel skeleton, hanging wooden belly, and an oversized foam panel roof -- were prefabricated offsite, and fit together like a delicate puzzle. Zero Plus hopes that it will become a style of new modern reservation architecture.