New York architect Andrea Salvini takes a new look at the role of the American cabin and beachfront vacation homes and gives them both a modern update while embracing the concepts of their traditional functions — connecting with nature, providing space for socializing and entertaining, and maximizing the space of very limited plots of land...
In her design for a Modern American Cabin (images 3-5), she explores the traditional cabin in the woods and adds modern elements like energy efficiency (use of space, light and resources) and glass walls.
For her Trilogy of Fire Island Beach homes, (images 1-2) she looks at similar ideas in the beach setting.
You can see more of her ideas on her site, Andrea Salvini.
(Images: Andrea Salvini)