Don’t tell us you have never wished of having a cozy retreat somewhere on a tropical beach or high up in the mountains where you can let go, relax and forget about life’s troubles. If you ever decide to buy or build such retreat, there is a great book that you can get your inspiration from, simply called Cabins. Written by Philip Jodidio, a Harvard graduate in art history and economics, and scheduled for release in November 2014, Cabins features an interesting array of wonderful, isolated abodes from a bungalow in Sri Lanka and prefab boathouses in Texas and Norway to Diogene cabin in Switzerland.

Cabins by Philip Jodidio

Published by Taschen, Cabins contains stunning photography and contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi, as well as detailed information about cabin projects from all over the world. The book talks about cabins from a creative thinking point of view, with them containing only the bare essentials of living requirements in eco-friendly settings. Also, the cabins featured in the book are some of the most innovative and forward-looking personal retreats you’ll find around. Some of them were built by renowned contemporary architects like Tom Kundig, Renzo Piano and Terunobu Fujimori.

Book about cabin architecture

Although, the sixty one cabins chosen for this publication are inspiring representatives of different genres, they share one commonality which is people’s desire to go back to nature to live a less destructive life. The accompanying text is written in three languages – English, French, and German and the book has an incredible 464 pages. It is certainly one of the most lavish and detailed coffee books about cabins ever published. To quote Interview Magazine: “This new monograph highlights exemplary and minimalistic cabins across the world that flawlessly combines usage, innovation, and marginal environmental footprints into their respective geographic locations.”

Get it from Amazon here

Also interesting:

1. Studio Padron Cabin – Minimalistic Reading Cabin In Upstate New York

2. Hide and Seek | Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

3. Getaway Tiny Cabins Rent

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Cabins book by Philip Jodidio

Cabins by Philip Jodidio

Cabins by Philip Jodidio


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