Architecture

You have never seen this cabin

The removable cabin of 40 square meters has brilliant solutions.

You have never seen this cabin

On the north coast of New Zealand on an idyllic white sandy beach stands the beautiful cottage, almost as beautiful as the beach itself.

The area is protected and it is not allowed to build a house or cottage here.

But once you’ve fallen in love with the view, there’s no way back, then you have to solve the challenge in one way or another.

The architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects therefore had to build something that could be moved.

They built an original wool-like construction that minimizes damage to the landscape.

A cheeky solution, among other things, led them to be nominated for best project in the Villa category during World Architecture Festival last year.

You have never seen this cabin

Alone by the sea: Once you’ve fallen in love with the view, there’s no way back, then you have to solve the challenge in one way or another. Photo: Simon Devitt / Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Effective floor plan

Hut On Sleds, as the project is called, by the way, has no ambition to be a permanent residence. The goal was a holiday home and they have received a holiday home.

It is owned by a family of five and the area is 40 square meters. Triple bunk beds help all sleep. The decor is the very symbol of the effectiveness of the project.

Here, every little free space has been utilized. They even got in place a beautifull wood stove – and they have access to the roof terrace via a ladder.

Folds out

You have never seen this cabin

Magnificent: A beautiful landscape deserves a beautiful cabin. The ocean view is also nothing to say. Photo: Simon Devitt / Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

You have never seen this cabin

Slides back and forth: The cabin is dressed in wood and reminds a bit of a lookout tower for lifeguards. At the bottom you will see the long beams on which the cabin stands and gets ripped off. Photo: Simon Devitt / Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

The cottage is dressed in wood. The entire cabin can unfold, close completely and pull over the sand. The style is simple, but contains quite complicated engineering. Architecturally, it can be interpreted in a kind of newfunkist tradition, but most of all reminds us of a lookout tower for lifeguards.

In an interview with It’s Nice That, the architect firm says that the biggest challenge was the moveable bit. In addition, to accommodate all the desired items on relatively few square meters. What does a family of five actually need?

The folding elements are not only practical but also aesthetically beautiful. Moving screens, windows, doors and shutters – which also act as awnings.

The architects have been concerned that the form should speak well to the surroundings. The cabin is therefore built with materials from the area and the design is a modern version of older seahouses in New Zealand.

You have never seen this cabin

Smart grip: Here the items are extracted – giving the cabin a awning. Photo: Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

You have never seen this cabin

Well-utilized: The decor is the very symbol of the effectiveness of the project. Photo: Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

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You have never seen this cabin

Folded: Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan was nominated for best project during World Architecture Festival 2012 in the Villa for the Hut On Sleds project. Photo: Simon Devitt / Architect firm Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

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