Funded by Governor Cuomo’s NY Parks 2020 initiative. New York State Parks commissioned WXY to design the first vacation cabins and cottages at Wildwood State Park on Long Island, with 10 cabins ranging in size from 670 to 784 square feet.
The new vacation cabins are designed to provide high quality, affordable accommodations at Wildwood State Park on the Long Island Sound. The exteriors are clad in cedar shingles, with reclaimed mahogany detailing and metal roofing, allowing the structures to fit seamlessly with existing Works Progress Administration (WPA) cabins that date from the 1930s.
The cabins feature both one and two bedroom units, as well as a bathroom, kitchenette, screened outdoor porch and furnishings. The more open, wider floor plans are better suited for large families and meet modern ADA requirements. Inside, the cabin is bright with plenty of natural light, equipped with large windows and unfinished natural wood surfaces, a reaction to older structure’s often dark and cramped layout. Durable, solid furniture, and a lack of ornamentation, speak to longevity and easy maintenance.
The structures are designed to be prefabricated, offering utility and ease of installation, allowing them to be replicated and used throughout the state, and establishing a design program for the park service to use for future instances.
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