Owned by Abodo the manufacturers of Vulcan timber and set in the heart of Cardrona Valley, in the South Island of New Zealands harsh alpine climate, the cabin demonstrates the durability, along with the beauty of Vulcan timber products and processes.
Externally, the slatted Vulcan Screening in SiOO:X Finish is designed to age and weather to the grey tones of its rocky environment, while the concrete base is imprinted with the grained texture of timber formwork. The interior reflects warmth, texture and heart with a crafted carpentry of exposed timber structure, and highly grained timber panelling evocative of sarking in eraly period cottages in the area.
With extensive use of Vulcan Timber in the interior and exterior, over 9 tonnes of carbon is stored in the Vulcan timber elements alone, dramatically offsetting the small amounts of concrete and structural steel used in the building. Daniel Gudsell – Abodo Founder.
Winner – 2020 New Zealand Architecture Awards by New Zealand Institute of Architects – Small Project Architecture Category
Simon Devitt and Chris Lea
Externally – Vulcan Battens SiOO:X Coated
Internally – Vulcan Timber Beams Raw