Beach cabin design wooden architecture minimalist house by Balance Associates Architetcs, is a minimalist home designed with the materials were kept simple: plywood, concrete, peeler poles and exposed galvanized steel connections.
Description from Architects:
This project involved landslides, two families, and a beach lot with no road access. The home is actually two cabins for two families and replaced one destroyed in a landslide. Understandably, the new cabin was built to withstand another slide by integrating the structure into the home design.
The main floor walls are actually a concrete retaining wall system. The beams that hold up the second floor also tie the top of the retaining wall in place by transferring any landslide forces into the front wall by way of steel tie rods. Because all this structural integrity needed to be managed with the home still looking like a cabin, the materials were kept simple: plywood, concrete, peeler poles and exposed galvanized steel connections.
The whole project was accomplished without the luxury of a road. Materials were driven down the beach at low tide. You can imagine what the concrete truck drivers thought! People, however, get to the cabin by way of a trail down the bluff.