A Frame Cabin Designs...
Classic to Contemporary!

A Frame cabin designs continue to enjoy widespread appeal as an attractive -- and relatively inexpensive -- option for building a weekend getaway. Though based on a simple geometric shape (i.e., the triangle), they are quite versatile and offer a great deal of design flexibility. Crea-
tive variations in both styling and use of materials have produced some outstanding examples of this building type!

a frame cabin designs

a frame cabin designs

Popular in other parts of the world,  as well, the thatched roof design pictured at  right is found on Portugal's Madeira Island.









The striking buildings pictured below are  from  the  mountain  village  of Shirakawa-go in Japan.



a frame cabin designs


Originally,  A Frames looked exactly as the name suggests . . . . . a facade in the shape of an "A," with the legs of the "A" extending outward from the peak of the roof down to the foundation.    The three examples that follow capture the spirit of earlier A Frame designs.

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a frame cabin designs


However, as time went on, designers and architects found new ways to in-
terpret A Frame cabin designs and began to modify them.  For example, as a way to increase available interior head room,  they increased,  i.e.,  wid-
ened,  the  angle  at  the peak of the roof and "cut" the legs off the "A" at the first story level -- instead of extending them to the foundation.    The two designs that follow are good examples of this.

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Another reinterpretation of A Frame design involves stepping  the  legs  of the "A" backward from the second level to the first level of the cabin,  giv-
ing the structure more visual interest.  The two designs that follow reflect this architectural arrangement. In addition, the design pictured below right, cants, i.e., angles, the building facade backward on each side,  enhancing the outdoor view from within.

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Once  again,  the facades of the log cabin designs that follow cant back-
ward on either side to enhance the views from the interior.

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a frame cabin designs



a frame cabin designs





And  finally,  taking it a step further,  the modified A Frame cabin designs pictured above right and below not only cant  the  facade  backward  on either side of the mid point.     The rooflines, i.e. legs of the "A," are also cropped  at  a  backward  angle, giving these stunning designs more of a contemporary look and feel.

a frame cabin designs


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