In the 1960′s, when it came to symbolize the joys of owning a vacation home the answer is classic triangular A-Frame cabin that popular in that era. In these years Lindal Cedar Homes revolutionized the traditional ‘swiss chalet’ A-Frame design.
They releashed a patented construction kit for A-Frame homes that made it easier than ever for families to build a second home. But for now, Lindal Cedar Homes has releashed an updated design for modern style in their classic A-Frame that showcases sustainable materials and keeps construction waste to a minimum.
Thei new design dedicated to celebrate the company’s 65-year anniversary. They decided to celebrate its past by reinventing their classic A-frame cabin and show the Modern A-Frame. Its still staying true to the original spirit of the A-Frame, but the Modern A-Frame more is compact, bold, and features full height glass walls, loft space, and the same no nonsense building process that that accompanied the original.
However this time around, the homeowner has the opportunity to customize the cabin and go beyond a simple triangular design. The Modern A-Frame is based on a system of three building blocks, which can be rotated to take advantage of different views and orientations. Flat or pitched roofs and various other additions can also be included to create your own dream home.
The modern A-Frame house was designed for the MAF that based on series of three predefined shapes that can be put together to create 18 different room types, which results in hundreds of different customized home designs. Five pre-designed homes are also available in sizes ranging from 1,200 sq ft to 1,900 sq ft. Lindal’s local dealers, most of whom are NAHB Certified Green Professionals, help design each home specifically for its site, taking into account environmental conditions and solar passive design.
The homes are built with Western Red Cedar from British Columbia, engineered framing, and other sustainable materials, and they can easily accommodate photovoltaic and rainwater catchment systems. All of the parts for the homes are pre-cut and sent as a kit to the building site, minimizing the environmental impact of shipping.