The Delta Shelter

January 20th, 2011

When looking at this magnificent shelter home I think of a box on stilts. If the owner is not around the shelter can be completed shuttered by a large wheel hand crank like you’d find on old ships. Each shutter can be opened and closed simultaneously by this one crank—handy right? The shutters are also quite large, coming in at 10 x 18 foot and also steel.

The footprint of this shelter is relatively small because of its height. The base is 20 x 20 feet and rises three stories. It is located out of Mazama, Washington and was created by the great Olson Kundig Architects.

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  1. Ryan says:


  2. This is so amazing! I see so many pieces of architecture on the web, its so refreshing when you think to yourself i would totally enjoy my time in that space. I like the isolation of it and how its like a square alien capsule suspended above the winter. Its going into the trove of architecture inspirations for my dream home.

  3. Topher says:

    Just want to say thank you for directing me to my new favorite architectural firm. It’s hard to believe that many of their residences even exist, considering how beautiful they are and how flawlessly they blend into their surroundings… I feel like some of this is perhaps what Howard Roark would have built if he weren’t merely a fictional character.

  4. Julie says:

    This house is so magical!

    Love your blog. Cheers! -Julie

  5. Shelby White says:

    It really is and thanks for tuning in!

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