This is precisely the approach that Corben Architects took as they revamped an old and abandoned warehouse in into a stylish modern home for a family of five. While much of the external façade of the warehouse and its roof trusses were left untouched due to the heritage issues the interior was completely altered using a spacious central courtyard that enhances the family home both functionally and aesthetically.
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.
Canadian studio Chevalier Morales Architectes reinterpreted the familiar Swiss chalet to design Residence Roy-Lawrence a top-heavy cantilevered timber house. The structure melds perfectly with the mountainous terrain of eastern Quebec.
Classics such as the and the Artemide Nesso lamp in the living room and Tulip tables and chairs in the dining room ensure that everything looks both curated and classy despite the invigorating mash up of styles.
Spread across the various levels of the house interact with one another to create a flowing interior that is both aesthetic and ergonomic. A large living area makes up the heart of the home and is connected with the balcony outside through sliding glass doors.
This cabin in Blairgowrie Australia is by Maddison Architects and according to their notes on the space “Its supporting pre-fabricated skeletal frame appears influenced by the prevailing wind forces that shape the surrounding Moonah trees. The roof directly reflects the internal volume and the skeletal frame is fully exposed inside and out to convey a structural and architectural honesty.”
The dark slate walls create a visual contrast indoors even as decor rugs and accessories usher in bright pops of color in a restrained fashion. The lower level houses the living area along with the family room kitchen and dining space while the bedrooms and bathrooms sit on the top floor.