2019 Excellence in Architectural Design Honorable Mention: Modern Cabin
Tom Murdough of Murdough Design in Concord, Massachusetts
Rather than building a “smart” home connected to the technological world, the family wanted a home connected to the natural world that would embrace its lakeside setting with an emphasis on seamless indoor-outdoor living. The design is a modern interpretation of a traditional cabin: a simple, wood-clad box with a large sheltering roof and ample connections to the outdoors. The spaces are ever-changing based on season, time, weather and use, creating a delightful respite from plugged-in city life.
Judges said: There is an exploratory experience of living within this well-sited simple box with carefully positioned cantilevered decks that appear as a floating treehouse, communicating with the bucolic lakefront setting. The contrast between open communal areas with private intimate spaces is refreshing.