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Powder Mountain Cabin  – Eden, UT
DETAILS

Architect:
Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple

Builder:
Edge Builders

Photography:
Paul Bundy

Location:
Eden, UT

Exterior Cladding:
reSAWN TIMBER co.
CUSTOM shou sugi ban charred Kebony wood
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides
Solid +/- 13/16″ thick x +/- 5-3/8” wide x 10′-16′ random lengths
Standard Shiplap

Interior Cladding:
(not pictured)
reSAWN TIMBER co.
DUNCAN 2.0 – shou sugi ban charred western red cedar
STK (Select Tight Knot)
Burnt & sealed on face only
Solid +/- 3/4” thick x +/- 5” wide x 6′-16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove

The Powder Mountain Cabin stands out against the rest, far more extensive in scale and the only cabin clad in shou sugi ban exterior siding. Its geometry steps down like the slopes and seamlessly blends the surroundings, and better yet, you can ski-in/ski-out of the house. As a result, it provides a magnificent, uninterrupted panoramic view of the trees and mountains. “This building is all about the topography of the mountain,” MacKay-Lyons explains, “it really echoes the landscape.” With over 8,000 acres of skiable terrain, Powder Mountain is North America’s largest ski area. This mountain range averages 500+ inches of annual snowfall.

For a similar look to this custom charred Kebony, see VETTE. Kebony is impregnated with furfuryl alcohol, which improves the durability and performance of the wood. When burnt, the wood has a dense, outer char layer that provides extra protection against rot and decay. Developed in Norway, the Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process, which enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid. The process permanently modifies the wood cell walls giving Kebony premium hardwood characteristics and a rich brown color. After exposure to sun and rain the wood develops a natural silver-gray patina. Performance is maintained, while beauty is enhanced.

DUNCAN 2.0 by reSAWN TIMBER co. features Charred Western Red Cedar burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. Charred Cedar features shou sugi ban charred western red cedar in a range of colors from a stark, vertical grain black to a knotty natural brown. Western red cedar has been used as a consistent and high-performing exterior wood siding for hundreds of years.

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects works locally and internationally on cultural, academic, and residential projects, providing full architectural and interior design services. There are two Partners: Brian MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, one Managing Principal: Melanie Hayne, and one Design Associate: Shane Andrews. In over 30 years of work, the practice has built an international reputation for design excellence confirmed by over 140 awards.

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