Architecture · April 7, 2021 0

A Small Black A-Frame Cabin With A Wood Interior Was Designed As A Hideout For Two Kids And Their Friends

Crump Architects has designed a small A-framed cabin for two boys and their neighborhood friends

The ‘hideout’ is surrounded by Australian bushland and is positioned between a gum tree on one side and a hill on the other.

The architects explain that the cabin was largely built from recycled materials, including a recently demolished carport, and was an exercise in getting the most – from as little as possible.

A small and modern A-framed cabin with black metal roofing and a wood interior.

Materials like black metal roofing, plywood and celery top timber offcuts, recycled doors, and odd half bags of insulation, have all been used in the construction of the cabin.

A glazed facade captures the sun and view, while a recycled timber door pops out from the roof form, allowing access to the tree trunk and summer breeze.

A small and modern wood-lined A-framed cabin with walls of windows at each end.
A small and modern wood-lined A-framed cabin with walls of windows at each end.

Lined in Baltic Pine, the interior includes a sitting space and floating daybed for two, a fireplace, and a lofted area to climb and nap.

A small and modern wood-lined A-framed cabin with walls of windows at each end.
A small and modern wood-lined A-framed cabin with a sleeping area and lofted space.
A small and modern wood-lined A-framed cabin with a sleeping area and lofted space.
Photographer: Andrew Knott