Very few pieces of architecture are forms of trolling. But this tiny hut, designed for Muji by Konstantin Grcic, is one of them: It is just small enough to avoid needing planning permission from the local government to build in Japan.
The Alps are littered with hidden buildings, from World War II-era bunkers to mansions built below ground to skirt building regulations. But here's an entirely new addition: A "rock" installed on a boulder-strewn slope that's hiding a cozy one-person cabin.
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If you didn't know know better, you'd think the Refugi Liepthaus in the Alps was just another quaint log cabin from afar. But if you get close, you'll realize that those ridges on the walls are not logs but a beautiful brutalist exterior. It's awesome.
Like a tiny wooden spaceship, this two-story treehouse by the German treehouse design specialists at Baumraum is picturesquely perched over a pond, as if it's preparing for blast off.
In a few short weeks, employees at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters will be dining inside century-old log cabins shipped all the way from Montana. And Twitter isn't alone. The struggle to make corporate office life less stupefying and more cozy seems to have reached its logical conclusion with a new trend:…
For most writers, the idea of a retreat is a wistful fantasy. That's because many writers live in the city, and the subway doesn't go to that perfectly reclusive cabin in the woods. So what's a writer to do? Well, you could just build a cabin in your backyard, like this guy.
There are houses and then there are RVs. But a Wyoming company called Wheelhaus sells something that's somewhere between the two: Fully built-out cabins that are easily hitched to a trailer and dragged to new locations.
Are you one of those people who constantly threatens to detach from society and go live out in the woods? But you're probably baffled as to how you'd go about making that a reality, right? Well for $10,000 and a little bit of elbow grease, you could finally make good on those empty threats with a super-tiny cabin.
As the story goes, Lawrence Drake wanted to go camping with a pop-up camper instead of a tent, but his ride could only tow 1,000 pounds. So to stick it to the 'camping-man' he invented a set of lightweight modular panels that can be assembled just like Lego to create various sized temporary dwellings.
The whole point of a cabin in the woods is to get away from it all. And somehow the architect behind the Allandale House, William O'Brien Jr., has managed to design a structure that looks less complicated than even a tent.