March 21, 2018
When asked to design a mountain retreat which evokes the ambience of traditional rustic cabins, Paris-based Corpus Studio came up with a design concept which looks resolutely contemporary but yet totally in tune with the timeless beauty of the surrounding countryside.
Planned for a location in the picturesque Catskill mountains in upstate New York, the building is in the form of five interconnected "cabins". These are designed to be modular, which provides for easy expansion in the future. The cabins each have their individually-shaped steeply slanting roof with flat skylights, creating a stunningly sculptural shape, an effect emphasised by the use of wooden tiles to clad the entire exterior of the building.
The interior design scheme also draws on the local vernacular but with a contemporary touch. The walls are clad in broad planks of timber, all bathing in the warm glow of natural light streaming in through the large windows and skylights. The traditional fireplace has been replaced with a circular fire pit with an organically shaped flue which echoes the contours of the mountains. The selection of furniture and lighting is surprisingly contemporary and minimalist, the overall effect surprisingly comforting and harmonious. This is a beautifully designed refuge well worth retreating into.
July 09, 2021
Campers and glampers might disagree on what is luxury and what is essential, but they share a common desire to be as close to nature as possible. Casey Brown Architecture have created a self-contained tiny house which does this beautifully.
June 01, 2021
It is many people's dream to live amongst nature, even if it is within a city. Studioninedots, an architectural practice from Amsterdam, was faced with just such a request.
March 26, 2021
The designers at Bangkok-based Onion take inspiration from the mature tropical trees on the site of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort's sister property to create a tranquil oasis a world away from the hustle and bustle of the beach.
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