Green Cabin Design
Add a second bedroom onto a one-bedroom cabin.
Project Title: Green Cabin Design
Designer: Ben Uyeda
Title: Chief Architectural Officer
Company: One Bedroom Cabin
Good news! You’ve received an unexpected inheritance from a distant relative, and it’s just enough money to build your dream cabin in the mountains. You spend hours on the Internet researching companies that design and build predrafted cabins. You decide to go with Free Green because of their commitment to sustainable design. The affordable, one-bedroom cabin design catches your eye. The only problem is that you really need an extra bedroom to accommodate your fishing buddies.
Ben Uyeda, Chief Architectural Officer of Free Green, comes up with a brilliant design solution. Using Autodesk Revit software, he transforms the standard one-bedroom design into a spacious two-bedroom cabin, specifying green building materials and solar panels for heating—all within your budget limits.
Discover how Ben solved this design problem in a series of videos that detail the evolution of the design from understanding the problem, to examining every possible option, to designing a digital prototype, to the final satisfying solution—the perfect mountain retreat. Fish on!
Ben Uyeda is Chief Architectural Officer at Free Green. After graduating from Cornell University with a Master of Architecture Degree in 2005, Ben co-founded Zero Energy Design (ZED). As a design principle, he focused on sustainable housing projects both in the US and abroad. His work has appeared in Architectural Record, Popular Mechanics, and Solar Today, and he has made appearances on HGTV. Ben has taught at both Cornell University and Northeastern University.
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