This Sleek Abode Looks Like a Typical Log Cabin at First Glance

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 5, 2014
References: urlaubsarchitektur.de & dezeen
Nickisch Sano Walder Architects designed the 'Concrete Cabin,' a 40-square-meter holiday getaway for two located in Flims, the Swiss Alps.

In terms of size, the architects were restricted by planning regulations that dictated the new space had to occupy the same footprint as its predecessor. In order to do so, the architects decided to use the original mold of the former home, causing log-shaped indents to form in the concrete walls.

The architects sought to create a place that would leave a strong memory. However, it is noted that those who will be using the space will be largely interacting with the surrounding nature. Therefore, the cabin becomes more of a refuge or sanctuary from the elements.