Cozy Concrete and Glass Cabin in Argentina

Hidden in the peaceful forest of the Argentinian shore on a 200 square meters area, every child’s dream finally comes true: a life-size house in the forest. The architect Luciano Kruk stayed true to his “square” style and designed the house on two floors shaping it as a converted container. The result is a unique building that harmoniously combines wood and concrete. In order to meet its client’s needs and to respect the environment, the exterior walls look very rudimentary and even dilapidated from afar, but up close, they suddenly reveal a very contemporary and minimalist style.

Tiny Green Cabin Made from Timber and Scavenged Materials

Invisible Studio built this mobile micro home at its woodland studio near Bath, England, for just £20,000, thanks to the use of salvaged materials and locally grown timber. The UK architecture office built the 40-square-metre gabled structure called Trailer out of unseasoned timber sourced the woodland surrounding its studio, as well as materials saved from construction waste. “The project aims to provide a super low cost, versatile, useable space that could act as a kit of parts for any self builder to improvise around or easily adapt,” said Piers Tayler, architect and founder of Invisible Studio. “While conceived as a domestic space, it could easily function as a workspace or something else.”

Trailer is designed so it can be legally transported on Britain’s roads. A wheeled bogie was used to tow the base of the structure into place, then slid out from under the steel frame and used to transport prefabricated timber frames to the woodland site. At both gable ends interlocking polycarbonate panels allow natural light to fill the space, while window openings are cut into the longer sides and skylights set into the roof. The structure is clad in corrugated fibreglass and steel, and the interior is lined in sheets of pre-used shuttering plywood. The joinery, including the two ladders, are made from plywood offcuts. The corrugated material overhangs at either end, creating a sheltered porch where outdoor shoes can be left.

The structure is clad in corrugated fibreglass and steel, and the interior is lined in sheets of pre-used shuttering plywood. The joinery, including the two ladders, are made from plywood offcuts. The corrugated material overhangs at either end, creating a sheltered porch where outdoor shoes can be left. Two ladders give access to two sleeping platforms at either end of the home, one of which is accessed via a wooden walkway suspended over the main space. Great idea! And if you like such cozy cabins in a forest we recommend you to check our list of 15 coolest treehouses around the world.