Rolling Huts by OSKA Architects
By Sophie • Jul 9, 2012
An alternative to the common guest house, these rolling huts, designed by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects (OSKA) in 2007, provide accommodations for visitors as well as mountain views of Mazama, Washington, USA.
Rolling Huts by OSKA Architects:
“Responding to the owner’s need for space to house visiting friends and family, the Rolling Huts are several steps above camping, while remaining low-tech and low-impact in their design. The huts sit lightly on the site, a flood plain meadow in an alpine river valley. The owner purchased the site, formerly a RV campground, with the aim of allowing the landscape return to its natural state. The wheels lift the structures above the meadow, providing an unobstructed view into nature and the prospect of the surrounding mountains.
The huts are grouped as a herd: while each is sited towards a view of the mountains (and away from the other structures), their proximity unites them. They evoke Thoreau’s simple cabin in the woods; the structures take second place to nature.”
Photos by: Tim Bies
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