A Tall and Slender Mountain Cabin Featuring A Burnt Wood Cladding

Inspired by the typical houses found in the Chiang Mai region of Thailand, this mountain cabin has a rather peculiar geometry created by studio Sher Maker

The cabin occupies a small clearing and is surrounded by trees and lush vegetation
The cabin occupies a small clearing and is surrounded by trees and lush vegetation

It has a rectangular floor plan but it’s long, narrow and two-storeys tall, topped with a slightly slanted metal roof and clerestory windows underneath that wrap around all four sides. The exterior of the cabin is opaque and clad in wood on three sides while the remaining fourth side remains open and frames the beautiful views.

The living area opens onto a raised wooden terrace with uninterrupted views of the surroundingsView in gallery
The living area opens onto a raised wooden terrace with uninterrupted views of the surroundings
The two floors are linked internally cu a staircase running along the back wallView in gallery
The two floors are linked internally cu a staircase running along the back wall

The wood used for the exterior walls was all locally sourced and then treated using a special technique which involves burning the planks. The result is wood that’s more weather-resistant and better-suited for mountain cabins or exterior building in general. 

The cabin is actually all raised off the ground in anticipation of heavy snowfall and floodingView in gallery
The cabin is actually all raised off the ground in anticipation of heavy snowfall and flooding

In addition, the burned wood has a beautiful dark patina and each plank is unique in that regard. These little differences or imperfections if you would are actually emphasized and used to give this build the human element, the charm that makes it look lived in and cozy.

Thee of the four sides have solid walls clad in burned woodView in gallery
Thee of the four sides have solid walls clad in burned wood
The wood cladding is layered and organized in a grid pattern which adds texture to the flat exterior wallsView in gallery
The wood cladding is layered and organized in a grid pattern which adds texture to the flat exterior walls
One of the sides is almost completely open and reveals panoramic views of the mountain and immediate surroundingsView in gallery
One of the sides is almost completely open and reveals panoramic views of the mountain and immediate surroundings
The slanted roof is complemented by clerestory windows present on all four sides of the cabinView in gallery
The slanted roof is complemented by clerestory windows present on all four sides of the cabin
The raised outdoor terrace features a built-in hot tub tucked in one of the cornersView in gallery
The raised outdoor terrace features a built-in hot tub tucked in one of the corners

The interior of the cabin is definitely worth talking about as well. Given the long and narrow floor plan, all the spaces are placed in a line and circulation between them is somewhat limited. Still, this doesn’t make the cabin feel cluttered or tiny. 

The kitchen is pushed against one of the side walls and partially hidden behind the staircaseView in gallery
The kitchen is pushed against one of the side walls and partially hidden behind the staircase
The upper floor bedroom is a full-height space connected to a walkwayView in gallery
The upper floor bedroom is a full-height space connected to a walkway

The rooms are organized on two floors. The ground floor houses the social area with the living room, kitchen, a bathroom as well as the entrance and a raised outdoor deck. The upper floor is the more private part of the cabin and this is where a beautiful bedroom with a nice view of the tree canopies is situated. 

The narrow ground floor is a general social area and a transition space towards the outside worldView in gallery
The narrow ground floor is a general social area and a transition space towards the outside world
The outline of the mountain range forms the beautiful backdrop for the panoramic view this cabin hasView in gallery
The outline of the mountain range forms the beautiful backdrop for the panoramic view this cabin has