Wooden framed glass doors stand in contrast to the white contemporary walls even as brilliant pendants and oversized floor lamps bring both color and sculptural pattern into the dining room and bedrooms. The kitchen with a wine storage facility and a full pantry also serves as a cozy social zone for the entire family while a private courtyard with a sunken lounge easily doubles as a Zen-inspired meditative nook.
The gabled four-story Haus B19 in Stuttgart with its double pitch roof was designed by (se)arch architects. The home incorporates a gallery space for the owner’s artwork collection that rises to meet the glazed ridge of the roof.
The Cabanas Norio in Portugal are complimentary buildings—one is a bedroom and bath the other serves as a living room and kitchen. Architect Manuel Aires Mateus redesigned two old fisherman’s huts and added a pontoon over the water to create this getaway which can be rented out by the night.
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.
Found on RTEdgar the once forgotten and worn-out warehouse was turned into a multi-level home with a distinct industrial flair that pays tribute to the rich past of the structure. Exposed brick walls large glass windows with black steel frames and decor that complements the vintage aura of the home come together to shape a truly exceptional living area.
The central courtyard with a glass roof not only complements the industrial style of the warehouse residence with its large windows encased in dark steel frames but it also brings in a flood of natural light that filters through into every room of the elegant house.
Nanahum cabin by Balance Architects overlooks a stunning canyon and was sited to take full advantage of the locale. Plenty of glass and sliding doors to the patio join indoors and out so that the environment is part of the experience of staying here.