Raise your hand if you never dreamed about a small beach cabin… For me, no kind of luxury hotel will ever transcend the pure experience of living beside nature’s infinite elements. So, Black Lodge represents a perfect alternative to the conventional resorts in the Swedish island of Furillen. Continue reading
A 21st century sophisticated work developed in the middle of the wildest landscape…Can you imagine? The small cabin that I’m about to show you gives us the hope that a balanced relation between modern world and natural landscapes is still possible!
This perfect relation gains a special meaning by the way it blends seamlessly into the slope of the mountain. Peter Frazier of UI Architects designed it to be a low profile and uncluttered work space as well as a meditation room and a guest house. Continue reading
This micro cabin, called Nido, stands amidst the wood overlooking one of the many lakes in Finland. I would do anything to be there now, as the heat in the city becomes almost unbearable. But not only because of the inviting and calming nature would I like to be there. In my opinion this tiny cabin is absolutely adorable! Continue reading
When I first stumbled upon this private home in Kvitfjell, Norway, I thought there was nothing too special about its form. But as I was scanning picture after picture I began to doubt my thoughts, and finally I completely changed my mind – The form is unique yet quite simple in the shape of a slightly twisted block. Continue reading
Sometimes all we need is simplicity. Sometimes in the middle of a workday, our heart demands clear thoughts and a simple lifestyle instantly! We go searching for beautiful cabins or unique vacation ideas, whereas all we need could be a simple rustic retreat in the countryside. Continue reading
“Oh, it’s all so quiet…” In Colorado there’s a tiny little excuse to get the perfect relaxation. I’m talking about a small secluded getaway called Williams Cabin – This modern cabin works as an inhabitable framework of an astonishing landscape, where mountains and pine trees surround an unpretentious shelter for people who seek quiet and tranquility… Continue reading
A summer cottage on a Finish island…Heaven is definitely a place on earth! In Uusikaupunki, Finland, there’s a house made of childhood landscape memories. The site is located on the island’s eastern shore and embraces between the ancient pine trees, two wood buildings. Villa Kallioniemi has a total space of 97 sq. m. framing views of a magnificent environment… This small cabin evokes an old building tradition, a special relation between man and nature. Continue reading
Let us travel to Norway this time! I’ve got an amazing piece of architecture to share and I am sure you’ll love it. The design of this natural yet contemporary mountain lodge in Gudbrandsdalen fascinated me at once!
One-storied, horizontally stretched volumes, warm wooden elements, noble stone masonry, Norwegian pine trees… The project consists of two houses, which form an inner yard between them. Thus, the special closeness of the ensemble is created, resembling a small Nordic fortress. Continue reading
Somewhere in Kunamoto, Japan, nestled among lavish green landscapes was born the ultimate statement of wooden architecture. Sou Fujimoto is the creator of a masterpiece: the Wooden Hut.
In this 15, 13 sq.m. cube-shaped mountain shelter, cedar wood timbers establish the only rule that fulfills all the following functions: exterior and interior walls, ceiling and floor, furnishing and stairs, even window frames. In fact, this unique mountain cabin is basically conceived by stacks of 350mm square timbers, joined together. Continue reading
The Rolling Huts, situated in Mazama, WA, seem to show an up-to-date understanding of camping. Six small modern cabins are grouped together but orientated towards the view of the mountains.
I really like this ‘radiating’ master plan solution: the huts seem to be a herd of peaceful animals that have just stopped at the meadow to get some rest and enjoy the landscape views. They don’t interact with each other, the only interest of each hut is the powerful landscape views. And so, they just stand still and watch. Yet, their physical vicinity doesn’t let them forget that they are a group. It couldn’t be better for visitors, who stay there for the weekend: undisturbed by views of other huts’ dwellers, but at the same time feeling sure you can always borrow some salt from your neighbors.