Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Woodland cabine

A lovely woodland cabin near Flanders by architects Robbrecht en Daem who designed it to blend in with the surrounding forest. According to archidose:
"The most distinctive aspect of the cabin is its walls made of standard, square section lumber stacked in two semi-circular sections. The radius is dictated by the lengths of the timber pieces, where each is an extension of the previous, and interlocking together so no air spaces are created and distinct patterns are created on the exterior and interior. Additionally, a slight taper in section is created by this stacking, making the interior feel even more intimate than its small scale suggests."
Via materialicious
Photograph copyright Kristien Daem.


  1. Anonymous1:50 PM

    As a retreat, that's actually pretty sweet. A significant portion of the appeal is the siting, but the structure itself is inviting both emotionally and intellectually.

    As an environment for shedworking, I'd be a little concerned about the varmint factor. Lots of places for spiders and assorted other creatures to set up shop.

    Bill D

  2. It is lovely. Well worth checking out the archidose link for more details on the whys and wherefores of the build.