In the heart of the forest a low cabin that extends in length is illuminated with yellow lights creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere that draws you in and makes you feel at home. Simplicity is definitely a strong element in the classic wood cabin design. The exterior is very basic and familiar a complete opposite of modern design concepts where dynamic is always somehow in play.
There are times when all of us wish to move away from the constant noise that surrounds us and into a setting that is far more tranquil and healthy. A holiday retreat in the woods a summer vacation home perched on the edge of a lofty cliff and overlooking beautiful mountains or even a second home where you spend more than half the time each year enjoying the untouched jungle landscape around you – every one of these ideas does sound like an absolute dream! The hard part of it all is to have both the resources and the ability to build such structures in remote locations. That is until you come across the designed by MAPA.
A long 150 foot curtainwall surrounds the house and gives it its distinct façade while large glass walls open the living area towards the view outside. With changing seasons one sees the varying sights and sounds of the landscape become a part of the interior giving it a beautiful and diverse backdrop.
Nestled in the fertile valley of and surrounded by beautiful mountains and untouched woods the striking contemporary home is a confluence of three separate wings each designed in the form of a square. At the heart of this expansive home is a three-sided hearth that delineates spaces gives each wing its individual style and becomes the focal point of the open living area.
This is a dream log cabin that combines the concepts of traditional cottage architecture with the dynamic of upscale houses. It radiates comfort and grandiosity without seeming over the top due to the simplicity of the wood.
A big treehouse hidden deep within the forest can almost be overlooked if you don’t look closely! It’s built around a strong and powerful tree and appears like something out of an adventure book! A wooden treehouse with a geometric design that is situated near the highest treetops has a big glass wall that lets the light in opens up the space and offers the most incredible view!
But that is not the only space that was altered to meet the growing demands of an urban family. The more rigid kitchen of the house with a counterproductive U-shaped kitchen layout was replaced by a new kitchen where a smart worktop and ergonomic island combine modern minimalism with industrial overtones.