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Derek’s Retreat
Whitefish WA, USA

Concept Design: Shaner & Co.
Area: 1,800ft²

A reclusive cabin sequestered in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana at the edge of Glacier National Park designed for a client and his dog. A contemporary and controlled curation of shapes and materials that make for a home that is an extension of its context. Warm and sheltered; natural and raw. 

An architecture that uses southern facing, floor-to-ceiling glazing to maximize solar gain, and that deploys high thermal mass materials such as in-situ concrete and stone from the river banks to mitigate the temperature fluctuation year-round.