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Walls Of Windows Offer Amazing Views From This Modern Cabin

Walls Of Windows Offer Amazing Views From This Modern Cabin

David O’Brien Wagner of Sala Architects has completed a two-storey modern cabin in Frederic, Wisconsin, that measures in at 800 square feet (74sqm).

This modern cabin has an exterior of raw, uncoated corrugated steel that's combined with large windows, and a door that opens to an elevated deck that cantilevers over the hillside.

Designed for Nordlys Lodging Co., the MetalLark Tower lies within 140 acres of former farm fields and overlooks a small lake and surrounding trees.

This modern cabin has an exterior of raw, uncoated corrugated steel that's combined with large windows, and a door that opens to an elevated deck that cantilevers over the hillside.

The cabin, which is rented out through Airbnb, has an exterior of raw, uncoated corrugated steel that’s combined with large windows and a door that opens to an elevated deck that cantilevers over the hillside.

A modern cabin with an elevated deck that cantilevers over the hillside.

Each of the two levels measures in at 20×20 feet, with the entry-level containing a bedroom, bathroom, and mudroom.

A modern cabin with a bedroom that includes floor-to-ceiling windows and wood accents.
The modern bathroom of a small two-storey cabin.

A wood-lined staircase by the front door connects the upper level of the cabin.

A wood-lined staircase by the front door connects the upper level of the cabin.

The upper level is home to an open plan glass-walled living room, dining area, and small kitchen.

The upper level of this modern cabin is home to an open plan glass-walled living room, dining area, and small kitchen.
The upper level of this modern cabin is home to an open plan glass-walled living room, dining area, and small kitchen.

The cabin also includes a writing desk at the end of the kitchen, and a hidden pull-down murphy bunk bed tucked into the cabinetry.

This modern cabin includes a writing desk at the end of the kitchen, and a hidden pull-down murphy bunk bed tucked into the cabinetry.

To learn more, take a tour of this cabin by watching a video from YouTuber Levi Kelly as he takes a look around.

This Modern Tiny House Surrounded By A Forest In Hawaii Is A Surprising Find

This Modern Tiny House Surrounded By A Forest In Hawaii Is A Surprising Find

Nestled in a forest of Ohia trees and located in Volcano, Hawaii, the ‘Kuono‘ tiny home is an oasis just five minutes from the nearby national park.

Eye-catching floor-to-ceiling 14 foot windows connecting the interior of the tiny home to the outdoors, while the warm wood exterior and architecture are inspired by modern design.

Eye-catching floor-to-ceiling 14 foot windows connecting the interior of this tiny home to the outdoors, while the warm wood exterior and architecture are inspired by modern design.

A bright orange door welcomes guests to the tiny house, which can be booked through Airbnb.

A modern tiny home with a bright orange door.

Stepping inside, and there’s a small kitchenette with all the essentials.

A small kitchenette within a modern tiny home.

Opposite the kitchenette is the bathroom, where there’s a wood vanity, a curved mirror, and a glass-enclosed shower.

A tiny home bathroom with a wood vanity, a curved mirror, and a glass-enclosed shower.

The main living area of the tiny home is shared with the bedroom, creating an open plan interior filled with natural light. The living room is furnished with a sofa (which doubles as a secondary bed), as well as a small table and a couple of chairs.

The main living area of a modern tiny home is shared with the bedroom, creating an open plan interior filled with natural light.

Opposite the living room is the bedroom with a wood-framed bed and matching side tables.

A modern bedroom in a tiny house.

Through the large sliding glass door, there’s a private lanai with a hot tub and lounge chairs.

A modern tiny house with a private lanai that includes a hot tub and lounge chairs.

Both of which face a fire pit that’s surrounded by wood stools.

An outdoor fire pit surrounded by wood stools.

To learn more, take a tour of this tiny house by watching a video from YouTuber Levi Kelly as he takes a look around.

A Collection Of 14 Modern Cabin Designs Were Used To Create This Unique Hotel In France

A Collection Of 14 Modern Cabin Designs Were Used To Create This Unique Hotel In France

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter in collaboration with ASP Architecture has designed the Breitenbach Landscape Hotel.

Located near Alsace, France, the ecotourism hotel design has been inspired by Scandinavian traditions, the meeting of two cultures (French and Scandinavian), as well as nature and architecture.

A modern hotel building, whose exterior is wrapped in Alsatian chestnut shingles, and includes a reception, restaurant, and spa, as well as the director's apartment.

The main building of the hotel, whose exterior is wrapped in Alsatian chestnut shingles, includes a reception, restaurant, and spa, as well as the director’s apartment.

A modern hotel restaurant with a dark wood interior.
A modern hotel restaurant with dark wood accents and large windows.

The guest rooms of the hotel are actually 14 cabins that dot the hillside, much like boulders on a slope. The design of the wood cabins balances both privacy and outlook.

Modern cabins with a vertical design, light wood exterior, and large windows.
Modern cabins with a vertical design, light wood exterior, and large windows.

The cabins have been placed on the hillside, and as they are built on stilts, they are even removable, so that the landscape stays preserved and natural.

Light wood cabins designed as part of a hotel in France.
A collection of small wood cabins designed as part of a hotel in France.

Untreated and locally sourced chestnut tree (cut on the hill opposite the hotel) clads all of the exterior, combined only with large glass openings.

A small wood cabin designed as part of a hotel in France.
A small wood cabin with light wood exterior.

The cabins, which also go by the name hytte, have also been designed with four different styles. The ‘Grass’ hytte has just one level and is universally accessible, the ‘Tree’ and ‘Ivy’ are towering thin and slender, combining vertical and panoramic views, and the ‘Fjell’, located at the top of the hill, welcomes families with protected outdoor spaces.

Small wood cabins designed as hotel rooms.

The interiors have been kept minimal and rustic, with light-colored wood, snug built-in furniture, framed views, and spatial contrasts. All of which perfectly embodies the Nordic concept of “hygge”.

A modern cabin with a wall of glass that opens to a small covered balcony.
A modern cabin interior with light wood and a built-in window bench.

A modern sauna with built-in furniture and light wood interior.
Photography: ©Florent Michel @11h45| Design Team: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter in collaboration with ASP Architecture

Three ‘Floating’ Cabins On A Lake Create A Unique Experience At This Small Hotel In Mexico

Three ‘Floating’ Cabins On A Lake Create A Unique Experience At This Small Hotel In Mexico

Architecture firm Etea has designed ‘Estancia Lago’, a boutique hotel in Mexico, that consists of three small cabins distributed around a lake.

The hotel was created as part of a complex called Amalia, which is a project that integrates forestry and agriculture through an organic, sustainable, social, and environmentally friendly system.

These unique hotel rooms (or cabins) have side walls of Bajareque wood that's been finished with a mixture of kancab (red earth) and grass, much like a typical finish of a Mayan home.

The hotel rooms have been designed as polished gray concrete boxes that are clustered around the lake, with side walls of Bajareque wood that’s been finished with a mixture of kancab (red earth) and grass, much like a typical finish of a Mayan home.

Supported by concrete columns, the cabins also give the impression that they are floating in the water.

These unique hotel rooms (or cabins) have side walls of Bajareque wood that's been finished with a mixture of kancab (red earth) and grass, much like a typical finish of a Mayan home.

At night, the wood detailing on the exteriors of the cabins are highlighted with the use of uplighting.

At night, the wood detailing on the exteriors of these modern cabins are highlighted with the use of uplighting.

The wood detailing is also used on the interior of the hotel rooms as an accent wall, while sliding doors open the space to the water view that’s surrounded by local fauna and vegetation.

A modern hotel room that has sliding glass doors that open to a deck over the water.

The rooms also include a bathroom that been designed with warm wood accents, a skylight, plants, and a backlit mirror above the vanity.

A modern bathroom with wood accents, a backlit mirror, plants, and a skylight.
Photography: Manolo R. Solís | Architecture firm: Etea | Lead Architects:Jessica Cetina Falla, Adriana Ancona Bouza | Design Team:Monscerrat Campos, Asiria Uribia, Sebastián Olivera, Omar Koh | Construction Team:Sucovisa

Huski Apartments

So you probably think that ski season is over, right? Well, you’d be wrong, it’s actually just getting started…..down in Australia! That’s right, the southern hemisphere is heading into winter, so it’s time to make like a kangaroo and hop down to the land down under and enjoy some of the white stuff. And, since time in Australia is about one day ahead of everywhere else, they already knew you were coming, so they prepared for your arrival by building the Huski Apartments & Day Spa at the Falls Creek ski resort.

The design of this apartment hotel is the work of Elenberg Fraser, and besides the hotel rooms, the building also includes the Endota Day Spa, and a produce store on the ground floor in case you forgot to bring the Vegemite.

Photos by Peter Bennetts

New “Design Hotel” Opens in Hong Kong

A focus on providing good design is something that is usually only found in luxury hotels, but a new mid-range hotel has opened in Hong Kong that uses contemporary design as a key part of its brand. The 280 room Hotel Jen in Hong Kong’s Western District features sleek modern interior spaces with soothing warm tones from light-colored woods. With rates around $85 USD a night, good design isn’t limited to luxury hotels anymore.

Hotel Jen - Hong Kong

Hotel Jen - Hong Kong

Visit the Hotel Jen website at – www.hoteljen.com

A Contemporary Art Hotel in Minneapolis

The Chambers Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota describes themselves as a “luxury art hotel,” and they aren’t exaggerating. The 60 room hotel is filled with over 200 pieces of original contemporary art work from the private collection of the hotel’s owner Ralph Burnet. An impressive collection that includes artists such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Gary Hume, Sam Taylor-Wood, Subodh Gupta, Morimura, Ahn Sung-Ha, Evan Penny, and Alec Soth.

Art Hotel

Art Hotel

Palm Springs – Glass and Steel House

Being a popular vacation destination, most people who go to Palm Springs probably stay in a hotel. Unfortunately, they’re missing out on what I think is one of the best reasons to be in Palm Springs, and that’s to enjoy some of the Desert Modern architecture the area is famous for. Instead of a hotel, you could rent yourself a whole house like this Glass and Steel house offered by Beau Monde Villas.

Visit the Beau Monde Villas website ? here.

The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Tokyo’s Narita Airport

Klein Dytham did the interior design for Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse at Narita Airport.  According to the designers, “Virgin Atlantic is known for its off beat, non corporate, luxurious yet fun ?Clubhouse? lounges around the world. Tokyo was to be no different. The brief was simple: the new Virgin Clubhouse should be 1/3 Virgin, 1/3 Japan and 1/3 the designer’s own distinct expression.”

Visit the Klein Dytham website ? here.

The Nurai Resort

Abu Dhabi based developers Zaya are creating a resort on an island just off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.  A short boat ride from Abu Dhabi will bring guests to this secluded oasis that features a resort hotel, 31 beachfront estates, and 36 water villas by the New York based design studio: Dror. The resort and island design was a collaboration between French architects AW2 and Dror.