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Cabin / Hut / Cottage

7.7

Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop

A group of architecture students from the Colorado Building Workshop recently constructed 14 attractive small cabins near Leadville, Colorado. Participating in a design-build programme, the students designed the cabins for the Colorado Outward Bound School – 14 cabins provide more than just shelter. They are sustainable micro-dormitories devised to connect students with nature, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains...... Read More...
7.8

Hiža cottage / PROARH

Hiža is a cottage designed by Zagreb-based Proarh Studio. The objective of the project was a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional cottage architecture from the region Zagorje, Croatia. The hardest part was finding the craftsmen who could lay down the straw roof and the straw facade in a traditional way but with up-to-date details, like the crossing from the roof to the vertical facade...... Read More...
6.8

Maison Lac Jasper / Architecturama

In Chertsey, Canada, Maison Lac Jasper by Architecturama, a modern haven reclines into its woodland setting. Only many or family, the desired state of mind by the owners was relaxed and friendly, close to the idea of ​​the chalet, but imbued with a certain refinement, particularly in relations between spaces and between people. The intention was to build this architecture, lively and enthusiastic, which appeals to the senses...... Read More...
7.2

Eyrie twin cabins / Cheshire Architects

Eyrie twin cabins on the Kaipara Harbour by Nat Cheshire of Cheshire Architects. The winner of HOME magazine's 2014 New Zealand Home of the Year award. Each have a footprint of just 29 square metres. These little buildings, with their air of thoughtful austerity, are among the few contemporary structures that can boast a genuine lineage to New Zealand’s bach heritage...... Read More...
7.1

Garage Cabin / Graypants

Seattle-based design studio Graypants transformed a detached garage on Vashon Island, off the coast of Tacoma, Wash. in Puget Sound, from a cluttered storage space into an airy waterfront retreat. In place of shingle-clad walls, the 420-square-foot structure now features a glazed envelope, with a bifold glass door that opens up the south façade...... Read More...
7.8

Marlboro Music Cottages / HGA Architects and Engineers

Marlboro Music Cottages, These five cottages serve as residences for senior musicians during Marlboro College’s seven-week summer festival, The small footprints, sloped roofs, compact volumes, and indigenous materials fit snuggly into the lush Vermont landscape of rolling hills and streams and respond in a modern contextual way to the farm buildings on Marlboro College’s campus...... Read More...
6.3

Tree House / 6a Architects

This Tree house design by London-based 6a Architects is a timber-clad, curving extension to an existing 1830’s cottage. The architects used reclaimed timber to match the facades with the tree's material quality and blend the house into the surrounding garden...... Read More...
7.4

Cliff House / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Cliff House in Halifax which, true to its name, overhangs a bedrock cliff. The 960-square-foot cabin, designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, is simplistic and built of light timber, making it both affordable and sustainable. Because of its location, perched atop a cliff, the box-shaped wooden structure offers a stunning view of the sea...... Read More...
6.8

Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects

Cabin 2 By Maddison Architects, Extending an existing 1960s log cabin, the new architecture is informed by and embedded into the landscape via the folding roof that reiterates the topography. This acts as a new type of landform continuous of the prevailing wind forces shaping the surrounding contorted Moonah trees, while the internal volume directly references the roof...... Read More...
7.8

Blooming Bamboo home / H&P Architects

The bamboo house project called “Blooming Bamboo Home", which can survive natural disasters in Vietnam, was designed by H&P Architects. As one of the top three countries most vulnerable to natural disasters, living with floods is a difficult reality for many in Vietnam. Aiming to create a structure that can survive floodwaters...... Read More...

OUTside IN House / Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio

Fernanda Vuilleumier Studio has designed the OUTside IN House in Chile. The design of Outside IN House consists in bringing the exterior materials to the interior. The materials carry ambivalent meanings of a vernacular form...... Read More...
8.3

Fogo Island Arts Studio & Residencies / Saunders Architecture

The Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation has commissioned the Newfoundland-born, Norway-based architect Todd Saunders to design a series of six artists’ studios on various Fogo Island locations. The organization is committed to preserving the Islanders’ traditions and aims at rejuvenating the island through the arts and culture. Whose work is frequently site-specific to the North Atlantic and draws upon the region’s wood-building tradition...... Read More...