Modern architecture has found an incredible partner in nature. For those who love an outdoor adventure but also want to enjoy the sleek lines of modern buildings, it will be a pleasure to know that the cabins now have many futuristic lines that defy the environments in which they live.
Traditionally, cabins were made of wood and displayed warm colors and textures that resembled their surroundings.
In recent years, however, cabin design has added a twist, incorporating abstract layouts into its construction, and has traveled in rustic settings. The futuristic cabin design is not only fun because of its features and comfort, but is an experience in itself in relation to these constructions.
Lovers of nature, buildings and architectural feats are sure to enjoy this new trend. Cabins with unexpected shapes and many other new designs are just waiting to become icons in their surroundings.
The amateur and experienced eyes will surely be happy to combine the love of nature and the love of architecture on a single journey.
Modern cabin designs (quick overview)
- Tree House Porch by John Grable
- Utriai residence of the G. Natkevicius and Partners architectural office
- Villa-K by Cell Space Architects
- Wintergreen Cabin by Balance Associates Architects
- Writer’s Studio by Cooper Joseph Studio
- Shack on Flathead Lake by Andersson Wise Architects
- Delta Shelter by Olson Kundig Architects
- Doe Bay Cabin by Heliotrope Architects
- Holiday home Girardi by Philip Lutz
- Micro Cabin by Robin Falck
- Mountain hut by Marte.Marte Architects
- Phillip K. Smith’s transparent log house
- Sneeoosh from zeroplus
- Stacked cabin by Johnsen Schmaling Architects
- Sunset Cabin by Taylor Smyth Architects
- The tree house from Baumraum
Let’s take a closer look at them now.
Tree House Porch by John Grable
A wooden house from the 1950s in Terrell Hills, Texas had to be modernized sustainably. John Grable Architects transformed it into what the customer today calls a “dream home”. The entrance facade and screened porch both needed attention, but the project was constrained by a tight budget, so the design team decided to create an inviting front porch instead of a new facade.
Utriai residence of the G. Natkevicius and Partners architectural office
The house was built on the Minija valley slope. The house should be a picture of a fireplace made of giant tree trunks or like Noah’s ship, on which the family moved from the city with all their belongings and animals.
Villa-K by Cell Space Architects
This site is on a hill in one of the most significant Karuizawa mansions. All directions around the site are freely visible in winter. The villa consists of four parts of floors and four parts of roofs around a central column.
Wintergreen Cabin by Balance Associates Architects
Writer’s Studio by Cooper Joseph Studio
The writer’s studio is a place where a person can work, read and listen to music. Open views of a pond and fields are on one side, the other side is plunged into deep forests. The overall impression of the structure is deceptively simple.
Each facade consists of different openings that are specially tailored to the light and the views and, like a tailor-made suit, are tailored to its size and eye level. The interior is clear and elegant, unified by the use of walnut.
Shack on Flathead Lake by Andersson Wise Architects
The transparent volume of the cabin is set on six steel pillars that are finely anchored to concrete blocks set into the slope. Screened walls enclose an open floor plan living area and wooden slatted floors that extend outward. The equipment is sparse, but not to be neglected: A small kitchen, a bathroom and a shower allow guests to spend the night. The cabin has no heating or cooling system and running water is pumped from the lake below.
Delta Shelter by Olson Kundig Architects
Delta Shelter – a 1,000-square-meter cabin – is essentially a steel-clad box on stilts that can be completely closed in the absence of the owner. The 200 square meter footprint of the house rises above a 40 year old, 100 year old floodplain next to the Methow River.
The verticality, coloring and rawness of the materials used for the construction react directly to the wildness of the surroundings.
The owner was looking for a compact, low-maintenance, practically indestructible building to accommodate himself and his friends for fun and adventure in the mountains. With a steel exterior, the house is practically indestructible.
Doe Bay Cabin by Heliotrope Architects
The Doe Bay Cabin is located on Orcas Island in Washington and places great value on materials management and location sensitivity.
The small residence was designed by Seattle-based Heliotrope Architects and uses the efficiency of prefabricated building elements to formalize the modest coexistence of customers with the site and its incredible natural offerings. More photos and drawings after the break.
The cabin was designed as a glass house surrounded by three wooden slat decks that can be raised by a system of hydraulic winches, wire ropes, swiveling pulleys and lead blocks as shutters.
The open shutter decks are outdoor living spaces and are connected to the cabin interior via tall windows and sliding doors. closed, secure the cabin. The fireplace rotates 180 degrees to be enjoyed indoors or outdoors. An inverted roof with deep overhangs forces the water to the rear of the cabin.
Holiday home Girardi by Philip Lutz
The Girardi House is in a special place: very close to the Pfänder summit, about 50 meters from the radio mast. The location offers a great view of Lake Constance in the northeast and the mountains of the Bregenz Forest in the east. The triangular property is located at a crossing between old trees and is accessible on several levels.
Micro Cabin by Robin Falck
Mountain hut by Marte.Marte Architects
At the edge of a wooded ravine, under the imposing wooden house of the Catholic Sisters, the small tower building rises from the steep slope.
Striking and modest in appearance, it extends out of a small hollow on a narrow path at the edge of the forest. The only change to the slope is the driveway and the terrain has been left in its original shape.
Phillip K. Smith’s transparent log house
The installation, titled Lucid Stead, was created by Phillip K Smith III on a 70 year old wooden residence in California’s High Desert.
Mirrored panels alternate with weather-tanned wood cladding panels to create horizontal stripes around the outer walls, so that narrow parts of the building appear to disappear into the vast desert landscape.
Sneeoosh from zeroplus
Like a rabbit warming itself in the sun, the Sneeoosh Hut is the undergrowth by the water near Deception Pass in the Swinomish Indian Reserve. The dynamic quality of the surrounding landscape becomes an integral part of the daily rituals.
With its glass paneling, the main living room is exposed to both the forest and the greater view of the Sound, Hope Island, Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountains beyond. The upper floor, which is located under the oversized protective roof, is highly insulated and protects against it and houses private sleeping places.
Stacked cabin by Johnsen Schmaling Architects
This humble 880 square meter cabin for a young family is at the end of an old forest road. Its compact volume lies on the edge of a small clearing in a remote forest in Wisconsin.
Sunset Cabin by Taylor Smyth Architects
Nestled on a slope on the south shore of Lake Simcoe, this one-room sleeping cabin is a simple but nifty Canadian bunkie, reminiscent of the “primitive hut” of the branches erected in the wild.
The chimney house in Bosschenhoofd has a simple main volume with a rectangular floor plan and a gable roof. The plan is based on the fact that the chimney is a disappearing feature in architecture of this century. This led us to build a house with multiple chimneys. The chimney was used in different sizes and shapes and with different functions.
The tree house from Baumraum
The Flemish Forest and Nature Authority and the municipality of Hechtel-Eksel, were quickly enthusiastic about the idea of realizing this project on their premises and enthusiastically accepted the concept.
All with one vision: environmental quality and social responsibility for the benefit of people, the planet and prosperity. DAS BAUMHAUS helps to close the gap between economy and ecology.
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