The Cycle House Facilitates an Active Hobby

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Oct 16, 2014
References: chadbournedoss & contemporist
Chadbourne + Doss Architects designed the 'Cycle House,' a residence for an active couple and their collection of beloved bicycles (a whopping 18 of them, to be exact). The residence is conveniently located near two major cycling routes in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood.

The architects' biggest challenge was designing a home that reflected the couple's eclectic character and active lifestyle. To accommodate for the couple's large bike collection, the architects installed storage space that could also double as an entertainment or relaxation space.

The architects were inspired by Iceland when they went about creating this rugged home, opting for industrial design offset by elements of "cool ocean" and "woody comfort." Despite the fact that it accommodates an active hobby, the home is also intended to evoke a sense of tranquility.