This rustic cabin design was built by Piet Hein Eek for friend, client and musician Hans Liberg who needed an inspiring and cultivating place to “play.” There isn’t a whole lot to this simple, wood cabin design. Surrounded by forest, this timber house’s facade is characterized by cross-sections of stacked logs. A row of window clerestory windows features top-hinged, horizontally swinging shades that flood interiors with natural light. Inside, this compact cottage design contains the one thing this nature dweller needed for survival – a recording studio! And if ever Liberg needs some new inspiration for his melodious compositions, this modern mobile home goes where the music takes him thanks to integrated wheels on the bottom. Composed of stacked tree trunks, the exterior is supported by an internal metal frame. The compact interior, decked out in a cheery pale blue is constructed from plywood. Panoramic windows at seated eye-level afford stunning views of the forest, while benches are upholstered with a patchwork of fabrics in the style of Eek’s Crisis Sofa. Fitted with wheels – to evade building regulations and council tax – the structure can be moved when needed.
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