The Charred Cabin Encapsulates the Bare Minimum for Living

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 10, 2014
References: nicolasdelrio.cl & dezeen
Chilean studio DRAA designed the 'Charred Cabin,' a shelter constructed from blackened timber. The shelter is elevated on stilts in order to offer more inclusive mountain views of the Chilean coastal range upon which it is built.

The clients, a couple who wished to have a secluded getaway spot, requested that the shelter only contain the bare essentials, reducing their overall costs. The finished building occupies a mere 15-square-feet, and contains a kitchen, bathroom and living area on the ground floor. An elevated sleeping platform is located above.

To stick to the budget, the cabin was fashioned from prefabricated structural insulated panels (SIPs), allowing it to be assembled efficiently, and therefore, affordably. The panels are specifically arranged so that the cabin emerges from the hillside.