Located not far from my home I was lucky enough to watch this little gem rise out of the ground. Cabin 2 is a self contained extension to an existing 1960s log cabin located in hipster bay side suburb Blairgowrie in Victoria Australia. The surrounding coastal Moonah and tee tree woodland hides the suburban-like density of houses.
Designed by Maddison Architects the new architecture is embedded into the landscape. The folding roof grows out from the topography to act as a new type of landform. The roof directly reflects the internal volume, and the skeletal frame is fully exposed inside and out to convey a structural and architectural honesty. The monolithic plinth is purposefully part sunken into the land and hollowed out to emphasise a feeling of refuge and physical engagement with the site.
Maddison Architects prove that within a small footprint great design can prevail. Yes we have such a crush on this little gem.