Friday Cabins #8: Sculptural Escapes from the North
Organic architecture inspired by and designed to embrace the enchanting landscapes of the world's colder regions
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Today we take a look at unusual cabins from the world’s colder regions-where natural beauty is as crisp and heart-stopping as the breezes that hit your face. Inside these remote lodges, however, you’ll be snug as a bug under a rug. Featuring greenhouse-esque bedrooms and wavey interiors, kick-back, relax, and enjoy these innovative outposts.
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Under two hours from Reykjavik, Iceland, fours cabins of the Panorama Glass Lodge lay scattered about the Hella region. Owned and operated by the Dedlers family, the cabins provide the perfect portal to experience the magic of the Icelandic landscape in comfort.
Almost half of each cabin is made entirely of glass, under which a king-sized bed rests, for optimal views of the northern lights. Built for two people each, the lodges feature luxury amenities like a spa-like bathroom and a sustainably-heated outdoor hot tub on a private deck.
Originally designed for romantic getaways, the cabins have become most popular with adventurers seeking to experience Iceland's expansive terrain. The Dedlers family has plans to accommodate larger groups with a family-sized cabin, completed by the end of 2022. Oh hell yes.
The Grotto Sauna by Partisans studio reflects the flowing water of its shoreline site along Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. Tucked within Georgian Bay, the 800 square foot sauna emerges out of the rock like many of the rectangular, wooden cabins of today, punctuated by porthole-like circular windows and a Japanese Shou Sugi Ban exterior. But inside, it's a different story.
Filled with curves and flowing lines, the interior of the sauna is made of a series of cedar panels, each individually prefabricated to align with the grain of the next. Paired with an organic structure and windows, and indiscrete sauna amenities, the whole thing appears to almost live and breathe.
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