Curbed's Michael Schrantz takes a look at the winning design from a recent competition held by Utah ski resort, Powder Mountain.
The resort, which is currently planning for an updated village with 500 new dwellings, called for submissions of a cabin that seamlessly blends with the setting of the resort's surrounding Wasatch range, uses sustainable construction methods, and is under 2,500 square feet.
Winner Srdan Nad's design takes the form of a tent, but incorporates the permanency and materials of a cabin.
The design proposes a skin of wooden prefabricated panels being folded over the structure with glass filling the ends left open. A chimney supports one side of the structure while a deck holds the other, lessening the impact. The idea is for the cabins to be built to passive house standards to make them as sustainable as possible.