A modern “hermit’s cabin” | Parra + Edwards
Parra + Edwards Arquitectos designed this modern studio cabin in the forest outside Santiago, Chile. La Nave Anacoreta (“Hermit’s Ship”) was conceived as a small boat floating in a sea of foliage. It provides a quiet, secluded place for a single individual to reflect and create, away from the distractions of the city.
The small cabin has a 20 m2 (215 ft2) floor plan, which the architects felt was sufficient space for a desk, a chair, a bed and free space for meditation, plus a full bathroom. There isn’t a kitchen, although the wood stove could be used for cooking. A small kitchenette could be placed along one wall, and if the bed was a Murphy bed, there would still be room for the other functions.
Wood strips cover the exterior, ensuring that the cabin is compatible with the surrounding chestnut, elm and olive trees. A large window gives a view of the forest, while French doors open the cabin open to a sunny terrace on the north side, coaxing the hermit outside.
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Photographs by Rodrigo Avilés, Colombina Parra and Hernán Edwards, courtesy of Parra + Edwards Arquitectos. Via Plataforma Arquitectura.
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Don’t like the way this material (photos) are being presented; difficult to see or get any sense of the property.
That probably can’t be helped with this one. The dense forest on all sides doesn’t allow for good exterior views.
Agreed. I’m starting to lose interest in the tiny house sites, and I notice many other readers are posting similar comments, regarding a lack of quality interior photos. I’d like to see submissions to these sites have basic minimum requirements. They wouldn’t accept blurry, out-of-focus photos, so why do they accept submissions with just a single exterior photo, or just one or two interior photos which do little to illustrate the qualities of the home? I’m glad to hear others commenting on this, as it’s getting super-frustrating.
If you click on the “read more” link you can see a lot about the submissions or at least most of them. I did on this one and it is a great idea but not well constructed. The ceiling especially leaves a lot to be desired.
Nice idea, but quality? The ceiling looks like panels of cardboard. Also, no pictures of the bathroom (more entrances into the bathroom than into the cabin itself – one inside and two from outside) – obviously a room of importance! But no pictures? At least this site shows floor plans. I visit sites about tiny houses, too, and floor plans are rare. When talking about small spaces, you really need floor plans!
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this is an excellent small space, although I would’ve furnished differently.
xx kenz, fiftytwoeast.com
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