Studio Padron Cabin | Minimalistic Reading Cabin In Upstate New York
Studio Padron Architects created a tiny cabin in the woods, designed to be a small library and a guest house. The cabin is located in upstate New York and was built near the main vacation home. This black one-room cabin is very cozy, perfect for taking a break, reading and relaxing.
It was built using oak trees that fell while constructing the main house. According to the architects, “The strategy for the cottage centered on preserving and transforming a material that would otherwise have become construction waste.”
It took several years to built this cabin. First, all the wood was collected and cut into large logs. Then, the logs were left to dry for a few years. The wood was used for walls, ceiling, and floor but it was also placed horizontally, inside the cabin, to form bookshelves.
There are two big windows letting the natural light come in. Daylight serves great for reading but also windows connect the warm and cozy interior to the woods surrounding the cabin. Since it’s a one-room cabin, it’s large enough to include a bed, small desk, armchair for reading and a wood-burning stove to keep the place warm during winter. Not to forget all the books.
As for the exterior, “The monolithic black exterior strikes a strong figure in the landscape, creating an enigmatic presence in the winter terrain,” said Padron.
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