It’s a normal part of the human condition to want to get away from it all. As these cabins from around the world prove that longing is a universal need. But just as home design has evolved over time so has that of cabins. While log versions of the buildings are still built there’s plenty of modern—and even future-thinking design happening too.
In designing this hexagonal home in Toyota Japan Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates separated the roof from the exterior wall using clerestory windows. In doing so the architects afforded the homeowner views of the sky from the entire circumference of the house.
Transforming a mid-century modem home with some rough edges and a distinct industrial vibe into a relaxing modern single-family residence is a task that can be both fun and daunting at the same time. Getting this balance between the old and the new spot on are the creative folks from Klopf Architecture who transformed this 1950s home in California into an inviting hub that fit in with the lifestyle and sensibilities of an urban family.
The large roof overhangs the decks and also protects the large glass walls from winter weather and sun during the warmer months. Bedrooms and bathrooms are recessed into the back of this Washington State cabin (by Balance Architects) for coziness and privacy.
Slip House in Brixton South London was designed by Carl Turner Architects. A strikingly contemporary inner city residence the home comprises three ‘slipped’ orthogonal box forms that cantilever towards the street.