Set in the heart of Cardrona Valley, between Wanaka and Queenstown New Zealand, in the South Island’s harsh alpine climate, the cabin demonstrates the durability, along with the beauty of Abodo timber products and processes. Designed as a showcase for Abodo, by Assembly Architects, this seemingly simple cabin embodies Abodo’s motto: Carefully Crafted Timber.
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 early period cottages in the area. No longer can we use slow grown, imported timbers to build premium homes and structures in our country. This building is a showcase of what can be achieved when we think differently. Abodo timbers are sourced from rapidly renewable New Zealand plantations that help to mitigate climate change by absorbing vast amounts of carbon. Using state-of-the-art thermal modification and grain orientation technology, we can craft beautiful timbers that stand the test of time, without disadvantaging future generations.