Cascade Mountain High

FabCab Design - Cle ElumAs 2016 comes to a close, we are delighted to announce the completion of our latest TimberCab home near Cle Elum, Washington.

The approach to the home is from the south. From a design perspective, it was important to balance the scale of the garage on one end and the home on the opposite end. This was achieved with the help of a colonnade that provides a visual connection, as well as cover, on the pathway to the front entrance. The window wall faces north, offering a spectacular view of the serrated Cascade Mountains.

Sited 2,431 ft. above sea, with a snow load of 146 lbs. psf, this custom home is fortified with stout timbers to support its mountainous location. Solar panels, a propane tank, and a generator were installed on site to help offset utility dependencies.

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FabCab and accessibility featured in publications

courtesy PT Leader - photo by Nicholas Johnson

courtesy PT Leader – photo by Nicholas Johnson

We are thrilled to share two articles that were published this week about our recent AIA / HUD Secretary’s award-winning project in Port Townsend, Washington.

The first is by Fast Company, and features a discussion with FabCab architect Don Argus on how we integrate universal design into our work, as well additional context about accessible housing solutions.

The second is by the Port Townsend Leader, a local news publication where the home was built. It features an interview with the homeowners themselves, and provides context on some of their particular needs. It also includes thoughts by FabCab program manager, Bruce Waltar, and gives an overview of the awards program itself.