Apolline Terrier, a Paris-based architecture studio, has created a series of contemporary cabins overlooking des Dagues Creek in France. The property contains an existing mansion that dates back to the 17th century. However, the latest addition to the site comes in the form of 6 small cabins, each of which is designed to accommodate […]
This modern studio from Chappaqua, NY, was designed by Workshop/adp. The aim was to create a space that allowed the owner to connect with the natural surroundings. Located on the rear of the owners property, the studio is enveloped by forestry, and provides a “disconnect” from busy day-to-day life in the city.
The exterior […]
Continuing with yesterday’s theme of retreats, this prefabricated ‘shed’ acts as a summer getaway on a Finnish island.
Created by Helsinki-based architect Ville Hara (of Avanto Architects), and designer Linda Bergroth, the getaway serves two main functions. It acts as a shed/storage space for gardening equipment and other items, and a sleeping cabin.
The shed-meets-cabin is […]
Do you ever dream of having your own little (off-grid) retreat? A place where you can be isolated from all the distractions of modern life? Erin Moore designed this little retreat, called the Watershed, for her mother Kathleen Dean Moore, a nature writer.
While the retreat creates a sense of solitude, it’s also a […]
This tiny backyard retreat was created by sustainable building advisor Megan Lea. Being a sustainable building advisor it’s no surprise that several reclaimed elements were incorporated into it’s design.
The exterior is clad with salvaged 100-year-old barnwood from Barnwood Naturals, based in West Salem, who also composed the arrangement of timbers for the façade. The […]
Designed and built by Alex Wyndham, the Hawk House is a tiny cabin that can be found amongst the mountains of Big Sur, California.
The cabin is just seven-by-nine foot, and consists mostly of timber, from it’s structural frame to the cladding (both interior and exterior). It contains three foldable walls clad in redwood bark, […]