Hearth

Community Forests International, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Distilling the components of the classic backwoods cabin down to a wood stove and a stack of logs, Hearth hybridizes conventionally disjunct elements into a seamless occupiable space - a domestic chimney. 

Contrasting the vertical timbers of the surrounding woodlands, the building takes form as a horizontal layering of lumber, from its slatted facade to the logs it stows. An open-joint rainscreen sheathes the building, enveloping walls, roof, and chimney. Stocked with firewood that doubles as fuel and ornament, the cabin is readily equipped for cold nights. 

Borne from the Canadian woodlands, the cabin is an occupiable hearth, built of and fueled by surrounding timber.

 

 
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