A little bit of pre-vacation, summer getaway inspiration!
With the summer well underway and holidays coming up (or already here, if you’re lucky!), you might want to run away from your daily routine – forget about the stress, the noise and the pollution. But beware, just running away will lead you nowhere – that’s why we’re here to help you find your summer retreat!
Yeta Log Cabin by Lab Zero
If you really want to hide in nature and not be found, you might like the solution proposed by the Italian architecture firm Lab Zero. At first, the Yeta Log Cabin looks like a stack of logs, waiting to be used to build a house or something useful. It’s actually a tiny and bright room with a large bay window!
Garden Library by Mjölk Architects
Maybe you’re not ready to go far away. Maybe your garden is far enough. In this case, the Garden Library is made for you. The perfect hideaway for book lovers that are seeking a bit of peace and quiet, it is ideal for those who like to travel in their mind.
Cabin in the Woods by Adolf Bereuter
Sometimes, nothing beats a good old cabin in the woods. Except maybe if it has been designed by a talented Austrian architect. The minimalism and geometric aesthetic of the timber cabin combines perfectly with its large windows that allow the light to find a beautiful haven in the heart of the Wolfurt woods.
Sunset Cabin by Taylor Smyth Architects
If you need a little more than the sobriety of a cabin in the woods, you might enjoy a wonderful view on the Simcoe Lake in Canada! Especially if it comes with the beautiful style of the Sunset Cabin and its wooden cladding that filters the light and creates a soothing atmosphere inside.
Mill Valley Cabins by Feldman Architecture
You might be looking for something a little more artsy. In this case, the Mill Valley Cabins are made for you. Contemplating the surrounding nature and making it grow on these awesome green roofs might inspire you enough to come up with a masterpiece.
Forest Retreat by Uhlik Architekti
Some are really tied to their work or their family and only need a few moments of quiet, not so far from everything. To respond to that need and escape, Uhlik Architekti designed the Forest Retreat, a wooden construction balancing on boulder. The perfect hideaway in the countryside.
Port-a-Bach Prototype by Bonnifait + Giesen
Everybody knows containers are awesome and can be used in so many ways. But how about a portable retreat for the summer? Forget about the rudimentary comfort of a tent or a trailer. This container is much more robust and fun.
The Soul Box by the Studio Allergutendinge
Family can be a problem when you want to get a retreat. It’s hard to get some privacy and to keep the children busy while enjoying the fresh air. Thanks to the Studio Allergutendinge and the Soul Box, a mobile two stories wooden shelter, it’s no longer an issue.
The Sol Duc Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects
When running away to a summer retreat, you might not be willing to give up modern comfort and security. The Sol Duc Cabin and its steel-clad curtain provide both. Plus, its 32 m² are elevated on stilts, so it’s completely safe from the occasional floods of Washington state in which it is located.
Treehouse Solling by Baumraum
For those a little less down to earth, why not take a retreat in a tree house shaped like a space ship? Baumraum’s Treehouse Solling is also floating above a pound, which really gives it this spaceship feeling. Ready for takeoff?