Thursday, September 20, 2007

Poustinia - hermit's cabin


A poustinia is rather like an eastern European religious hermit's cabin. These examples, by architects Bates Maher, at the Glencomeragh House Retreat Center in the Comeragh Mountains of Ireland. The idea is that you simply sit and contemplate/meditate and the surroundings certainly encourage that, set in woodland with wild flower meadows with various walks and ponds. Built using locally sourced wood (larch and douglas fir) with a minimalist interior.

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