Architecture Monday

When the architect’s story for this cottage starts with, “I built a five-metre-long steel spoon and traveled the length of the country with it…” you know something interesting is up.  There’s no spoon involved in this project, but the cabin is likewise interesting designed as it is with a pair of originating concepts:  frame two views with a sweep between them and build out of found and repurposed materials.

The two views are from the bed, looking straight up, and from the working desk, which requires the floor to be opened to create a seat.  The materials came from all over, giving this otherwise “new” building a patina of rugged history.  It’s not the grand luxe, but then it isn’t meant to be.  It’s an artist/writer cabin in the woods, a place to retreat and be and work.

A cool little thing, showing what can be wrought with playfulness and thought and ingenuity, and without the need for a big budget.

Picalo Cabin by Gerard Dombroski Workshop