As a part of Epic Retreats – Wales Year of Legends 2017 campaign, new hotels will pop-up on three different locations and in eight designs. Not a lot of people will get a chance to enjoy the Welsh landscape, in fact, less than 200. One of the hotels- Arthur’s Cave, is inspired by the story of King Arthur hiding in caves together with his knights.
Arthur’s Cave is designed by Miller Kendrick Architects and looks more like a cabin than like a cave. As for the construction, it uses modern materials as well as modern techniques. It’s made from CNC-cut plywood sandwich panels that use locally-sourced timber. A very interesting form of the construction is present here- locally sourced sheep’s wool that provides high levels of insulation.
The interior features minimalistic furniture– a bed, chair, and fireplace. Plywood ribs are found throughout the inside of the cabin and according to the architects, these ribs are “juxtaposed against the faceted form of the exterior to give a softer and more comfortable feel.” The entrance to the cabin is through a large glass slide doors. At the same time, it’s the entrance and a window that lets a lot of natural light come inside. Arthur’s Cave hasn’t been built yet but the idea is to start with the construction earlier this year. [via]
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