Are you one of those people who dream going off-grid, getting out of society and going back to nature whether that involves spending an odd weekend in your country cabin or moving there permanently? Well, you can get your inspiration for this from a wonderful book published by Gestalten called „Hide and Seek – The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs“. The book has 256 pages brimming with impressive images of the most breathtaking cabins around the world, from Greenland and the U.S. to Sweden, Switzerland and Australia.
The cabins in the book are a mixture of traditional, rustic architecture and modern living. The book’s editors Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, and Robert Klanten say that this is a „contemporary survey of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our shared desire for peace and quiet”. Some cabins are very cozy and rather dark, while others are light, airy and basic. Still they share a common thread which is respecting the nature and concentrating on the essential things in life.
The quality of images in “Hide and Seek – The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs“ is superb, and the ideas presented in the book will blow your mind. Take, for instance, a garage that was converted into a glass house, a sledge-like insulated cabin designed to move around Greeland’s vast spaces, a tent suspended from the trees or an egg-like shelter inspired by the Nomads.
The book is organized by a landscape type, and it covers all sorts of hideaways – from mountain cabins and seaside shacks to experimental dwelling projects. You can even consider this book a guide on how to turn a small plot of land into something enchanting and into your own personal relaxation sanctuary. We are confident that you will find something to your liking in it. However, should you wish to explore the subject even further, you can refer to „Rock the Shack“, the equally glossy and informative predecessor of „Hide and Seek – The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs“.
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