Book - Cabins | Peter's of Kensington


Product Number: 437849
There’s something romantic and fascinating about life in a cabin, as Henry David Thoreau discovered when he wrote about living on the edges of Walden Pond, Massachusetts. In the past decade, in a bid to get away from big cities, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode of the humble cabin.

This Bibliotheca Universalis edition of Cabins combines insightful text, rich photography, and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi to show how this particular architectural type presents special opportunities for creative thinking. The cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture, with Renzo Piano, Terunobu Fujimori, Tom Kundig, and many fresh young professionals all embracing such distilled sanctuary spaces.

The book showcases the variety of cabins in use and geography. From an artist studio on the Suffolk coast in England to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats region of India, this collection is as exciting in its international reach as it is in its array of briefs, clients, and situations.

Warning, this book might inspire you to start collecting logs…

Cabins features:
  • Hardcover, 640 pages.
  • Written by Philip Jodidio.
  • Filled with various interpretations of the log cabin by some of the world’s leading architects.
  • Chapters are divided into the sites of each of these fascinating dwellings including the DROP Eco-Hotel.
  • Includes Australia’s Bowen Mountain Residence, Trunk House, St Alban’s Residence and Zig Zag Cabin.
  • Introduction penned by Philip Jodidio.
  • Illustrations by Cruschiform, Paris.
  • Each page is also translated into French and German.
  • Published by Taschen GmbH.

Dimensions: 15cm (l) x 4.5cm (h) x 20.5cm (w).

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