Field Mag • Documentary, Special Interest
This off-grid cabin is an escape from the high stress of busy work life. The brief was to capture that and design a building as a piece of furniture with everything the client needs built-in. The only furniture allowed was a low table and mattress on the sleeping loft. The cabin opens onto an east and west deck, capturing morning and afternoon sun while affording views to the south. A high roof allowed solar panels and a skylight to catch sun from over the trees.
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Project: Shangri-la Cabin
Location: Coihueco, Chile
Architects: Magdalena Besomi & DRAA