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Ortraum Architects builds woodland cabin from cross-laminated timber. Kynttilä by Ortraum Architects is a wooden cabin set on Lake Saimaa in Finland, with a glazed, gabled end that has views of the water.

Ortraum Architects builds woodland cabin from cross-laminated timber

Helsinki-based Ortraum Architects built Kynttilä, which translates to "candle", close to the Russian border near Savonlinna. Kynttilä is made of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and is clad with larch boards on the exterior. The 15-square-metre cabin sits where the Nunnanniemi peninsula juts into the water, so to make the most of the lakeside views there is floor-to-ceiling glazing at one end. This Tiny House With Corrugated Metal Siding Was Designed For A Writer. New Frontier Tiny Homes has designed the Cornelia Tiny House, aka The Artist’s Muse, as a writing studio, library, and guesthouse, that was commissioned by international bestselling author Cornelia Funke.

This Tiny House With Corrugated Metal Siding Was Designed For A Writer

Measuring in at just 256 square feet (23sqm), the tiny house exterior showcases weathered, reclaimed corrugated tin, that’s vertical on one side, horizontal on the other. All of the trim is shou sugi ban cedar, while the cantilever deck and pergola are made from cedar beams and cedar deck boards. Stepping inside, the open space is dedicated to the living room, where you’ll find reclaimed hardwood floors and maple siding with maple batten strips. A solid maple fold out desk takes advantage of the natural light coming in through the window. The Interior Of This Tiny House Manages To Fit Two Lofted Bedrooms.

Fuselage Is A Flat Packed Cabin With A Cozy Interior. Photography by Nasets Marcusgard British company Tree Tents has created Fuselage, a contemporary take on the traditional off-grid woodland cabin, that they designed to be flat-packed.

Fuselage Is A Flat Packed Cabin With A Cozy Interior

Tree Tents worked out that by making their structures flat-pack they could be ‘greener’ in manufacturing, transportation and construction, minimizing impact to the surrounding ecology on site. Assembling the structure from kit form means it’s easy to replace and repair parts of the Fuselage should they become damaged. These Egg-Shaped Wood Cabins Sit On Top Of A Mountain Overlooking Hammerfest, Norway. Photography by Tor Even Mathisen SPINN Arkitekter together with Format Engineers and the Norwegian Trekking Association, have recently completed a series of daytrip cabins near Hammerfest, Norway.

These Egg-Shaped Wood Cabins Sit On Top Of A Mountain Overlooking Hammerfest, Norway

The cabins, which are just over 150 square feet (13.9m2), are designed to be egg-shaped, with a faceted stone-like appearance. The rounded shape naturally helps to clear snow, and reduce wind pressure. Photography by Tor Even Mathisen (top) and SPINN Arkitekter (middle and bottom) Les plus belles maisons dans les arbres du monde. Liberté, proximité avec la nature, aventure, écologie : les maisons et cabanes dans les arbres fascinent tous les enfants, et un paquet d’adultes aussi.

Les plus belles maisons dans les arbres du monde

Le site Boredpanda a demandé à ses lecteurs d’envoyer des photos de leurs préférées, et il faut avouer qu’il y a en a qui sont complètement folles : des maisons en colimaçon sur plusieurs étages, une entièrement en verre qui reflète son environnement, une sorte de vaisseau spatial ou encore une qui ressemble à se méprendre à un château. On est loin de la cabane avec 3 bouts de bois et 2 planches… Et vous, quelle est votre préférée? Huts demonstrate regional building techniques at the Finnish Pavilion. Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: architect Anssi Lassila has installed two huts outside the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice biennale – the first was built from spruce by a Finnish carpenter while the second was put together from bamboo by a team in China.

Huts demonstrate regional building techniques at the Finnish Pavilion

Entitled The Resilience of Architecture, the exhibition explores the relationship between materials and architectural form. It was curated by Juulia Kauste, director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and Ole Bouman, creative director of the fifth Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. Kauste and Bouman challenged architect Anssi Lassila to develop a design for a primitive hut that would be realised using traditional Finnish materials and building techniques. The design was then adapted to suit regional construction in China. "It goes through a process of cultural translation," Bouman told Dezeen. Dartmoor Treehouse by Jerry Tate Architects. Free Tree Houses book competition. Competition: Dezeen and publisher Taschen have teamed up to give away three copies of a book containing 50 remarkable treehouses.

Free Tree Houses book competition

Congratulations to the winners! Katalin Enyedi from Hungary, Stefka Zambarova from Bulgaria and Adam Richards from Norway all won a copy of Tree Houses. The Cocoon by AA Design & Make. Students from London's Architectural Association have suspended a giant wooden cocoon between the trees of Hooke Park in Dorset, England (+ slideshow).

The Cocoon by AA Design & Make

The wooden structure, designed and built by four students on the AA Design & Make programme, was envisioned as a quiet woodland retreat where an inhabitant can sit and watch the sun set beneath the surrounding tree canopy. "The Cocoon represents a journey through the forest, inviting and challenging the visitor to anticipate, imagine, explore and discover the natural beauty of the forest from a completely different perspective," says the design team. Using four untreated sheets of plywood and one locally milled cedar tree, the students constructed a temporary frame and then used a bandaging technique to build up a facade of thin and flexible layers inside it. Once the structure was stiff enough, it was suspended around three trees so that it appears to weave between them.

Photographs are by Hugo G. AA Hooke Park – Cocoon. Awesome Tree Bed. Hush felt pod by Freyja Sewell. Clerkenwell Design Week 2013: British designer Freyja Sewell's felt cocoons have gone into production and were on show in a Victorian former prison in London this week (+ movie).

Hush felt pod by Freyja Sewell

Un champignon atomique dans votre salle de jeu. En général la vision de ce genre de nuage – ou de champignon – est peu rassurante.

Un champignon atomique dans votre salle de jeu

Pour Dietrich Wegner, raison de plus pour en faire une maisonnette de jeu pour enfants. Une forme d’ironie donc sur une vision de terreur qui, (dé)tournée en dérision, ne ferait même pas peur à un enfant. Quoi qu’il en soit, atomique ou pas, on peut aisément imaginer que ce gros champignons va faire le bonheur des enfants. [Via dietrichwegner]