Lund Hagem installs Y-shaped cabin on a hilltop overlooking Norwegian ski resort

Pine louvres cover the glazed sides of this cabin by Oslo studio Lund Hagem Arkitekter, which forks at one end to present two large windows towards slopes in Norway’s Kvitfjell ski resort. Lund Hagem Arkitekter set the cabin on one of the highest buildable plots in the resort, giving it clear views towards the southeast, where the sloping

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Slate-covered writer’s retreat by TRIAS sits in a Welsh valley

Reclaimed slate tiles applied like shingles to the exterior of this single-room cabin in Wales’ Snowdonia region contrast with an interior made entirely from light birch plywood. Slate Cabin was designed by Sydney-based architecture studio TRIAS as a writer’s retreat situated in a secluded valley surrounded by windswept hills and grazing pastures. An international competition

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Bornstein Lyckefors Architects builds vibrant red cabin as a retreat for a Swedish family

Traditional Swedish barns provided the inspiration for this red-hued wooden cabin, designed by Gothenburg studio Bornstein Lyckefors Architects for a keen sailor and his two children. Located outside Gothenburg, on Sweden’s west coast, the house provides the family of three with an escape from the city that is also close to the ocean. It is named Späckhuggaren, which means Killer Whale, after

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Jim Olson expands tiny cabin he built 60 years ago in rural Washington

Jim Olson, co-founder of Seattle architecture studio Olson Kundig, has made a series of additions to a bunkhouse he designed and built aged 18, as a first-year architecture student. The Olson Cabin is located on a forested site in Longbranch, a village situated on a peninsula in the Puget Sound. The site has been in

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Single-room cabin by JacobsChang is set among trees in upstate New York

Manhattan studio JacobsChang designed this tiny blackened timber cabin on a shoestring budget for clients who built it in a forest in upstate New York with the help of their friends. The structure called Half-Tree House, is located in the woods in Barryville, roughly 100 kilometres north of New York City. It encompasses a single 360-square-foot

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YH2 adds sculptural upper volume to tiny forest cottage in Quebec

Canadian studio YH2 has taken the notion of openness to the extreme in this small wooden cabin, which features stairs without walls and elevated areas without protective railings. Called La Colombière, or the Dovery, the dwelling is situated within a forest in Sutton, a mountain village and artist enclave about 110 kilometres southeast of Montreal. The modest

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Moxon Architects builds humble cabin in mountainous Scottish landscape

The mountains of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park offer a dramatic backdrop for this modernist-inspired hut by firm Moxon Architects. Culardoch Shieling, which takes its name from the Scottish Gaelic word for “hut”, is located in the grounds of the client’s highland estate. It provides a space for entertaining guests that takes full advantage of its scenic surrounds. “We were asked to

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Timber-framed cabin by Hanna Michelson stands on stilts to peep over the treetops of Swedish mountain

Swedish architect Hanna Michelson has completed a stilted timber cabin overlooking the Åsberget mountains, as the first of four getaways being built for the Bergaliv Landscape Hotel. The Stockholm-based architect, who works for Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, was commissioned by Bergaliv to build the 10-metre-tall heart-pine and spruce Lofthuset (loft house) on a former ski slope in

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Studio Razavi reinterprets traditional chalet architecture with Mountain House in the Alps

By pairing raw concrete with warm timber, French office Studio Razavi hoped to give a contemporary feel to this Alpine chalet home, while also complying with strict local architecture guidelines. Mountain House is a single-family home situated in the village of Manigod in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France, a popular ski destination. The region has very strict controls

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OOPEAA builds wood and zinc sauna on the shore of a tiny Finnish island

Finnish architecture office OOPEAA has completed a log cabin-style sauna on an island in Helsinki’s archipelago that is topped with a zinc roof incorporating dormer windows. OOPEAA principal Anssi Lassila designed the Lonna Sauna for the Governing Body of Suomenlinna, which oversees activities on a cluster of islands that once formed a sea fortress at the

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Eight pop-up “glamping” cabins built to tour the Welsh countryside

A cabin shaped like a huge black hat and a structure designed to resemble a dragon’s eye are among a series of eight pop-up holiday homes designed to move around the Welsh landscape. Called Epic Retreats, the eight designs were the winners of a competition that invited architects and designers to design mobile holiday homes based on mythologies and traditions in Wales. The results also

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Atelier Pierre Thibault completes long narrow home in Quebec forest

Two outdoor spaces bookend this longitudinal Canadian home by Atelier Pierre Thibault, which nestles into the ground at one end and is raised up on pilotis at the other. La Louve, or the Wolf, is a small cabin that was recently completed for a family in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. The slender structure encompasses four bedrooms

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Vipp prefabricated cabins are designed as “battery-charging stations for humans”

Danish retailer Vipp has created a factory-made, metal-and-glass micro dwelling that comes filled with the company’s line of homeware products. Called Shelter, the 55-square-metre structure is intended to serve as a nature retreat and “battery-charging station for humans”, said Kasper Egelund, who heads the brand. “Vipp has made a plug-and-play getaway that allows you to escape urban

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Snøhetta’s prefab Gapahuk cabin references a traditional Norwegian mountain shelter

Architecture firm Snøhetta has unveiled a prefabricated cabin with a twisted roof that offers protection in harsh weather conditions. Called Gapahuk, Snøhetta designed the prefab cabin for Rindalshytter, a Norwegian producer of leisure homes. The cabin is designed to be adaptable to various locations and weather conditions. The roof folds down lower on one side to offer protection from strong

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Studio Bergtraun perches black cabin on steep slope in the Sierra Nevada mountains

California-based Studio Bergtraun has completed a holiday home in Tahoe, nestling a simple black volume clad in corrugated metal into the steep landscape. Alpine Meadows Cabin was completed for a family of outdoor sports enthusiasts in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. “The clients desired to create a fun-filled, cozy and informal cabin for family and

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Croatian mountain lodge by Tomislav Soldo designed to light up like a lantern through diagonal shutters

Black-painted larch clads this small house in Croatia, designed by architect Tomislav Soldo for a hill overlooking forests and mountains. Soldo designed the two-storey Black Lodge for a sloped site in Gorski Kotar, a mountainous region in Croatia, with large windows to provide views of the surroundings. Like other residences in the region, the 100-square-metre house has a pitched roof, a compact

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HGA creates cedar-clad cottages for classical musicians in Vermont

US firm HGA Architects and Engineers took cues from Cape Cod-style homes while conceiving a series of cabins for world-renowned musicians spending the summer in rural New England. The Marlboro Music Cottages are located on the 500-acre (202-hectare) campus of Marlboro College, tucked in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Each summer, the campus hosts the

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Delordinaire raises High House above snowy Quebec countryside to protect an outdoor lounge

Stilts elevate this small winter cabin by Delordinaire above a snow-laden slope in Quebec, sheltering beneath its base an outdoor living space with a warming stove. Panels of white concrete and corrugated metal clad the external surfaces to create a crisp gabled outline, but inside the wooden substructure is left exposed to create warm-toned living spaces. Ample windows in

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Jon Danielsen Aarhus creates pine-clad mountain cabin in Norway for himself

Architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus designed this pine-clad cabin in rural Norway for his own family, creating a large glazed living area with mountain and lake views. Located between Oslo and Bergen, the cabin named Hytte Ustaoset is situated 1,066 metres above sea level at the foot of Hardangervidda – one of the largest mountain plateaus of its kind in Europe. Oslo-based Aarhus,

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson creates cabins for Fallingwater site in rural Pennsylvania

American firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has built a series of dwellings for summer residents studying at Fallingwater, the famed 1930s home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The cabins are located on a historic farm, called High Meadow, that sits adjacent to the Fallingwater residence in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. The farm serves as the home base for

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Movie shows climbers’ shelter by OFIS being airlifted into remote Alpine spot

In this movie, Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti shows how the tiny Alpine cabin it designed for climbers was helicoptered into its precarious mountain-top position.  OFIS Arhitekti designed the Kanin Winter Cabin to withstand extreme weather conditions on Mount Kanin and was commissioned by the Slovenian Mountaineer Association. The cabin measures just less than 10 square metres but is designed to sleep

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Gonzalo Iturriaga’s blackened pine cabin provides refuge for a Chilean mountaineer

Chilean architect Gonzalo Iturriaga used folded planes of blackened pine to create this faceted cabin as a retreat for a mountaineer in Chile’s Valparaíso Region. Iturriaga designed the retreat for a rocky site near the city of San Esteban, using piles to give the irregularly shaped structure an even footing. The 60-square-metre cabin is named in RF C9, and has a

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Snøhetta adds treetop cabin with stargazing net to Sweden’s Treehotel

Snøhetta has completed a treetop cabin for the Treehotel in northern Sweden, featuring charred-timber cladding and a suspended net for observing the Northern Lights. Set 10 metres above the forest floor in the crown of a tall pine tree and supported by 12 columns, The 7th Room provides views out over Swedish Lapland, to the Lule River and of

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Out of the Valley offers escapism with off-grid cabin made of oak and cedar

British firm Out of the Valley has developed an oak-framed cabin with burnt-cedar cladding that can be installed anywhere to provide a simple place to escape the stresses of modern life. The Oak Cabin was designed by Out of the Valley founder Rupert McKelvie as a sustainable low-impact dwelling that is equally suited to use in the

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Lang Architecture builds modern holiday homes in New York countryside

American firm Lang Architecture has designed and developed a collection of light-filled vacation cabins in upstate New York, which take cues from Scandinavian and mid-century modern design. Called Hudson Woods, the residential development consists of plots for 26 family dwellings spread across 131 acres (53 hectares hectares) in the Hudson Valley. The scenic area – characterised by

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WOJR designs forest cabin for a grieving man

This conceptual cabin in upstate New York was designed as a space of refuge and contemplation for a man who lost his brother, and is sheltered by a large slatted wall that covers the front of the home. The yet-to-be-built Mask House by WOJR was designed to be “a place of separation and protection that

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McInturff Architects renovates home without furniture in Maryland

The overhaul of this modest residence in Maryland involved the addition of a cylindrical stair tower, but its minimalist owners insisted against the inclusion of furniture. The project was dubbed 21st Century Home and comprised the renovation of – and extension to – a small black cabin. McInturff Architects completed the light intervention, which centred

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Cantilevered boxes form lakeside Minnesota cabin by Salmela Architect

This rustic dwelling by American studio Salmela Architect consists of stacked boxes with dark grey wood walls and white-trimmed windows. Called Hyytinen, the cabin is located in northern Minnesota, on a gently wooded site that slopes down towards Lake Vermilion. The scenic area is a popular fishing destination and draws tourists from across the region. L-shaped

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Colorado architecture students clad micro cabins in sheets of hot-rolled steel

Students at the University of Colorado Denver have designed and built a series of rustic dwellings for a base camp operated by an outdoor education program. Called COBS Year-Round Micro Cabins, the project consists of seven insulated dwellings, each containing 200 square feet (19 square metres) of interior space and a 100-square-foot deck (nine square metres).

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Black beachfront cabin in Canada contains expansive white interior

Living spaces are enclosed in a plywood box nested inside an expansive gabled volume in this Canadian lakeside property by La Shed Architecture. The Chalet de la Plage – or Beach Chalet – is located on the shores of a lake in the Laurentians region of Quebec. The natural retreat was built for a couple

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Lund Hagem’s blackened timber cabin designed to withstand Norway’s harsh winters

Oslo studio Lund Hagem has completed a holiday cabin on a Norwegian ski resort, featuring blackened timber and concrete elevations that hunker down to protect it from the winter weather. The property is located in the Geilo resort, 982 metres above sea level, on a site that provides its owners with a panoramic view of the Geilo

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Atelier l’Abri designs Canadian cabin for carpenter to build himself

A young carpenter who wished to build his own residence was the client for this modest project by Atelier l’Abri, located in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. The owner dubbed the cabin Wood Duck for its ubiquitous material. Timber makes up the structure of the home, as well as the exterior cladding and interior finishes. The project

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Elongated cabins by Kamvari Architects to be built along Trans-Siberian Railway

Kamvari Architects has won a contest to design pit stops along the world’s longest railway line, by proposing a series of wooden cabins that look like elephants’ trunks. The London-based studio won first prize in the competition calling for customer facilities at points along the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 9,289-kilometre route that connects Moscow with the Russian Far East. The studio’s winning

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Raumhochrosen’s woodland cabin in Austria provides respite for a life coach

Austrian architecture studio Raumhochrosen designed this compact timber cabin as a wilderness retreat for a life coach and songwriter. Tom’s Hut is located in a patch of woodland in Austria’s Wienerwald municipality, where it provides its owner respite from his busy urban life. Raumhochrosen prefabricated the angular, timber structure offsite before slotting it into its sloping, tree-covered

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Flat-packed cabin concept allows tiny houses to be assembled like IKEA furniture

A Vancouver-based startup’s conceptual design for flat-packed recreational cabins would allow users to build for themselves, making the wilderness more readily accessible. The Backcountry Hut Company is an offshoot of interdisciplinary design firm Leckie Studio. Its goal is to facilitate the process of building cabins for a variety of uses. “The hut prototype was created for the benefit

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Weathering-steel volumes wrap courtyard at Washington holiday home

This vacation home in Washington state by Prentiss Balance Wickline encloses a courtyard within interlocking volumes clad in weathering steel. The Wolf Creek View Cabin is a 1,810-square-foot (168-square-metre) property located in a natural setting typical of the American state’s wilderness. “The cabin is sited within a lightly treed meadow, surrounded by foothills and mountains,”

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MW Works uses weathered cedar and glass to build waterside Washington retreat

US firm MW Works Architecture + Design has created a holiday home with ample glazing and natural materials, helping it blend with its picturesque surroundings. Located in northern Washington, the Casa Inlet Retreat is nestled into a forested hillside and is named after a body of water it overlooks. The west side of the dwelling

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Precarious Alpine shelter by OFIS offers shelter to Slovenian climbers

This tiny aluminium-clad cabin by Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti cantilevers over the edge of a mountain on the Slovenian-Italian border. OFIS Arhitekti worked with local structural engineers CBD to develop the Kanin Winter Cabin, which is designed to resist extreme weather conditions on its exposed site on Mount Kanin. The Slovenian studio – which is featured on the Dezeen Hot List as

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10 of the best cabins in the Canadian woods

The US election result has driven some Americans to search for a way out across the northern border – so many that the website for Canadian Immigration has been crashing from demand. For those keeping that daydream alive, here are ten cabins in Canada that would be perfect to escape to. From a 1970s-style ski

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Agathom builds artist’s cabin in dense British Columbia forest

A+Awards: next in our showcase of this year’s Architizer A+Awards winners is a wooden artist’s retreat on Vancouver Island by Toronto firm Agathom. Named Rainforest Retreat, the small property is nestled among trees on the island off the British Columbia coast. It acts as both a home and art studio for its owner, who asked

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Snøhetta’s charred-timber treehouse is the next addition to Sweden’s Treehotel

This charred-timber cabin by Snøhetta will be raised 10 metres above the forest floor and feature a “stargazing net” to allow guests to watch out for the Northern Lights. The cabin is the latest addition to Treehotel, a boutique hotel located in a pine forest in Swedish Lapland. Set up by Kent Lindvall and his wife Britta

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Reiulf Ramstad designs angular wooden cabins for a Norwegian valley

These atmospheric renderings reveal designs by Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter for a pair of angular holiday cabins in the Norwegian countryside. Reiulf Ramstad’s firm was commissioned to create the cabins as a family retreat in the Røldal valley, which is located 300 kilometres west of Oslo at the northern end of the Røldalsvatnet lake. The architects decided to split the

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Glass and dark-wood house offers panoramic views of Swedish countryside

This small woodland house on the Stockholm archipelago designed by Swedish studio Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter features a dark wooden core encased in glass and topped by a broad roof. Summer House T replaces an existing summer house located in the grounds of a property owned by a couple with two daughters. Stockhom-based Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter designed the residence for one of the daughters,

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Dynia pairs wood with weathering steel for Colorado mountain residence

US firm Dynia Architects has completed a home in the mountain town of Boulder, Colorado, where the main living spaces are separated with thick partitions of Corten steel. Boulder Cabin is a longitudinal, single-storey volume perched upon a natural precipice. “The house has views to the metropolitan Denver valley to the east and the iconic Flatiron

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Rural Montana cabin is built on a granite cliff over Flathead Lake

Texas firm Andersson-Wise has completed a rustic wooden cabin in the state of Montana that is raised on stilts to provide views of a nearby lake. The single-storey cabin is entirely made of wood, and is capped with a butterfly roof – its eaves are pitched towards the centre of the house rather than towards

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Stilted cabin is raised among the treetops on the Stockholm archipelago

Swedish studio Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor has used slender stilts to elevate this timber-framed cabin into the treetops on an island in the Stockholm archipelago. The gabled house is home to a family of five and is named Viggsö after the island it sits on off the eastern coast of Sweden. Architects Johan Arrhov and Henrik Frick wanted to create an “unassuming space

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YH2 clads Quebec holiday home for a sculptor in red cedar and blackened pine

Montreal studio YH2 has completed a retreat for Polish-Canadian sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz, with a vertical form that takes cues from the surrounding forest (+ slideshow). The Jarnuszkiewicz House is located in East Bolton, a city in a scenic region of Quebec. Surrounded by conifer trees, the dwelling is situated on a 10-acre (four-hectare) parcel that overlooks Lake More

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Studio Padron creates secluded library in the woods of New York state

This tiny black cabin by US firm Studio Padron serves as a cosy library and guest house for a vacation home in upstate New York (+ slideshow). Studio Padron completed the cabin to serve as a standalone, one-room library on the property. The small black hut doubles as a place for visitors to sleep. The More

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Wee Studio completes crowdfunded treehouses on the edge of a woodland stream

This pair of stilted wooden huts are set among poplar and hawthorn trees in a stretch of woodland at the foot of Mount Wuling in Beijing’s Miyun District (+ slideshow). Designed by local micro-architecture specialists Wee Studio, the tiny huts have a combined floor area of just 8 square metres. They host a tearoom, a bedroom and bathroom, and More

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DUS Architects builds 3D-printed micro home in Amsterdam

Dutch studio DUS Architects has 3D printed an eight-square-metre cabin and accompanying bathtub in Amsterdam, and is now inviting guests to stay overnight (+ slideshow). DUS Architects used sustainable bio-plastic to create the 3D Print Urban Cabin, which is intended to demonstrate how additive manufacturing can offer solutions for temporary housing or disaster relief. When the cabin is no longer needed, it More

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Tiny cabin in Rhode Island by 3six0 provides retreat for local artist

Rhode Island studio 3six0 has created a geometric wooden cabin “cut like a gemologist shaping a stone” to serve as a retreat for an artist from Providence (+ slideshow). The sole purpose of Cottage in Woods is to serve as a getaway retreat, so its dimensions were kept compact. The shelter encompasses only 530 square More

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Lake cabin by Sini Kamppari features slatted timber walls and a projecting terrace

This small wooden cabin by London-based architect Sini Kamppari perches among trees on a granite ridge, offering views of a lake in southeast Finland (+ slideshow). Kamppari designed the 56-square-metre holiday home for a retired engineer. Named Cabin K, it is located in a secluded spot near the town of Varkaus. The cabin provides additional living space for an existing house and More

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STPMJ completes rural cabin with a swivelled roof in South Korea

From one side this wooden house in South Korea looks like a typical gabled cabin, but from the other side its roof appears to be misaligned (+ slideshow). Shear House is designed by STPMJ, a studio with offices in New York and Seoul. It provides a home for a family in a rural village in Yecheon County. STPMJ architects Seung More

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Nick Waldman creates a “studio in the trees” on a holiday island in Massachusetts

Designer Nick Waldman has completed a cedar-clad residence and studio for a graphic novelist in Martha’s Vineyard – an island just south of Cape Cod that is a popular destination for affluent summer vacationers. Called the Tree House, the studio building is located in the village of West Tisbury, known for its woods and farmland. More

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Le Corbusier’s Cabanon seaside cabin is his smallest building on the World Heritage List

World Heritage Corb: we’re revisiting some of Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier’s most important projects, to mark the addition of 17 of his buildings to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. First up is his seaside holiday cabin, Cabanon, on the Côte d’Azur in France – a tiny building tied to some of the most important moments in the architect’s life. Le More

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Harvard students create tiny vacation houses for stressed-out city dwellers

Graduate students from Harvard University have launched a company that designs, builds and rents out wilderness micro cabins to urban residents “looking to escape the digital grind and test drive tiny-house living” (+ slideshow). The company, called Getaway, is based within the Harvard Innovation Lab – a multidisciplinary program that supports entrepreneurship and innovation. The More

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Jean Verville creates black fairytale-like cottage in a Quebec forest

Jean Verville Architecte has designed cabin in rural Quebec with dark metal cladding and pointy roofs that “seems to emerge from a children’s story” (+ slideshow). The holiday dwelling is situated on a gently sloping site in a hemlock forest in Eastern Townships, a region in southeastern Quebec. Its name, Fahouse, is derived from the More

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Edgar Papazian transforms pointy wooden cabin in the Hamptons into weekend retreat

Architect Edgar Papazian of New York studio Doon Architecture has revamped an ageing A-frame home into a frugal family dwelling, in an area of Long Island known for its “outrageous housing market” (+ slideshow). Called the Triangle House, the project entailed the renovation of a dilapidated A-frame cabin dating to 1965. The cottage is located on Long Island More

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Cutler Anderson builds wooden Newberg Residence over an Oregon pond

Visitors must traverse a bridge to enter this family dwelling by US studio Cutler Anderson Architects, which was built atop a pool in Oregon (+ slideshow). Newberg Residence is located in Newberg, a town in northern Oregon. The project called for the creation of a 1,650-square-foot house (153 square metres) and 550-square-foot guesthouse (51 square More

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Rabbit Snare Gorge cabin sits on a bluff in remote Nova Scotia

Plates of weathering steel frame the tall doorway to this timber-clad home, designed by architects Design Base 8 and Omar Gandhi for a remote site on Canada’s Cape Breton (+ slideshow). The cabin was built for an arborist and outdoor pursuits enthusiast among the rugged landscape of Rabbit Snare Gorge, from which it takes its name. More

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Ian MacDonald hides island cottage in Ontario within a pine forest

Canadian firm Ian MacDonald Architect has completed a family retreat in southern Ontario that cantilevers over a rocky hillside and is designed to be mostly hidden from view (+ slideshow). Called the Go Home Bay Cabin, the dwelling is situated on an island within Ontario’s Georgian Bay, which is part of Lake Huron. Used as More

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Johnsen Schmaling clads cabin in a Wisconsin forest with blackened pine

Milwaukee-based Johnsen Schmaling Architects has completed a family retreat in rural Wisconsin featuring blackened pine cladding, concrete floors and wide-span glass doors (+ slideshow). Called Linear Cabin, the holiday home is located in the rural town of St Germain in northern Wisconsin. A dirt driveway leads to the dwelling, which sits on a steep, forested bluff overlooking More

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Brian Mackay-Lyons adds pre-rusted steel cabin to his Nova Scotia estate

Canadian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons has built a cabin for an architecture intern at his Nova Scotia farmstead, featuring a rough skin of weathering steel, and a rustic but compact interior (+ slideshow). The MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects co-founder designed Enough House as the latest addition to Shobac, the former summer camp that the architect has spent the last few decades transforming into More

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Wooden cabins and tents on stilts provide accommodation at South Korean glamping site

Seoul studio ArchiWorkshop has completed a luxury camping facility near the South Korean capital, which comprises three wooden cabins and a cluster of membranous sleeping pods raised above the rocky terrain on stilts (+ slideshow). The Glamping on the Rock camping ground is located on the outskirts of Seoul in the Gapyeong district, which is known for its More

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Benn + Penna completes corrugated metal cabin in the Australian bush

This pill-shaped corrugated-metal cabin contains a reading room for a rural retreat in Australia’s Barragorang Valley (+ slideshow). Southern Highlands House was designed by Sydney studio Benn + Penna as an addition to a bush retreat owned by a couple who like to escape from the city at the weekends. Situated around three hours by car from More

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Rever & Drage’s holiday cabin features wooden pods that frame views of a Norwegian fjord

This cabin perched on a hillside on Norway’s west coast features modular rooms that extend outwards from the main structure to enhance views of the adjacent fjord (+ slideshow). Architecture studio Rever & Drage was asked to replace a dilapidated holiday home from the 1950s with a contemporary cabin that makes the most of the More

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Mork-Ulnes completes California ski chalet coated in black tar

This northern California cabin by Mork-Ulnes Architects is clad in tar-coated timber and sits atop a concrete plinth – measures that both help protect the structure from heavy snowfall. Encompassing 17,500 square feet (1,625 square meters), the five-bedroom cabin is located on Donner Summit near a major ski resort. It sits on a gentle slope, on More

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A449 converts Scottish cottage into writer’s home with scorched larch cladding

Edinburgh practice A449 has adapted a “nondescript” mid-20th-century dwelling in the Scottish Borders to create a home with scenic views for a writer (+ slideshow). The Edinburgh-based practice, led by architect by Matthew Johnson, extended Blakeburn Cottage to the east and west, and clad it in vertical strips of scorched larch. The studio also renovated and reorganised More

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Colorado architecture students design rugged micro cabins for Outward Bound

Architecture students from at the University of Colorado Denver have built a series of rustic dwellings for an outdoor education school in the Rocky Mountains (+ slideshow). Participating in a design-build programme, the students designed the cabins for the Colorado Outward Bound School – one of 40 schools around the globe run by Outward Bound, the nonprofit outdoor education organisation More

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Scott and Scott completes mountainside cabin in Whistler for family of snowboarders

The A-frame exterior of this mountainside cabin in Whistler was designed by Canadian studio Scott and Scott to mimic neighbouring 1970s chalets. Based in nearby Vancouver, Scott & Scott designed the property as a weekend retreat for a family of snowboarders. It sits upon on a steeply sloping rock face in a residential area to More

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