The Wood Cabin On The Rocks – Contemporary Design In The Midst Of Wilderness
The association between the wild nature and contemporary architecture is always fascinating. We are now looking at another example, a wood cabin built on the rocky coastline of the Kustavi archipelago next to the Finnish city of Turku. The wood cabin on the rocks seem to levitate on the huge boulders dotting the natural landscape, hidden among the evergreens. Images come via Contemporist.com
The house was built on a single level so to better match with the surrounding landscape. More precisely, its height is below the tress all around, the architects choosing to build it lengthwise. The holiday retreat is simply divided into a bedroom, a living, a kitchen and a dining, a bathroom and a covered veranda that spills into two side decks. Positioned on the rocks, higher from the seaside, the cabin boasts impressive views of the Gulf of Bothnia.
Made from locally sourced timber, the cabin features facades open to the view, while the back wall is stained black. Facades are preceded by a long narrow veranda along which glide wood shutters to keep the summer sun away. At night, the cabin is lit in various colors, offering a whole new perspective at the heart of the wilderness.
The interior space is simply divided: a living with a fire place at one end, opening into a side deck. The living room features wide and tall glazed walls to fully connect to the outside. At the other end there is a bedroom, also joined by an outdoor area. In the middle lie the kitchen and the dining. The interiors are simply decorated, in the Scandinavian minimalist style, with wood offering the preponderant chromatic scheme. The ceilings, walls and floors are all made of wood, exuding a unitary and relaxing image. The modern lighting fixtures ooze a contemporary feel all across this otherwise modest interiors. A wooden stair descends from a side patio leading to the seaside.