NonA Weekly: INTO THE WOODS
Defined as a small house or cottage (usually of simple design and construction), cabins come in many shapes and sizes. typically they are a modest, often cozy dwelling, typically in a rural or semi-rural location, found in various climates. However, in modern usage cabin architecture and design reaches new heights, being interpreted by architects and designers alike, often transformed into grandiose proportions where design is suitably challenged.
This week we are focusing the newsletter on Cabins & Temporary Structures.
1. A QUARANTINE CABIN MADE FROM ZERO-KILOMETER WOOD
Designed and built by master’s degree students at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, The Voxel is a prototype for a quarantine CABIN, where an individual can live self-sufficiently for two weeks. It was made entirely from on-site timber combined with industrialized technologies.
2. TEMPORARY OFFICE
A living prototype that can potentially affect positive change to our environment. It is a remote living HUT sited in Cambodia, the notion behind this hut revolves around the life-giving form of nature. Cambodia’s ecotourism has successfully enlightened us on the significance of nature brings to our wellness and environmental biodiversity, but it has also shed light on the ceaseless threat of global warming and natural disaster caused by deforestation.
3. ARCHITECTURALLY AMAZING ALPINE SHELTERS
These mountain retreats bring the extreme design to high-altitude locales. ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST has gathered some of the most architecturally daring alpine shelters from Switzerland to Slovenia.
4. SOME OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR TREETOP CABINS IN NORWAY
HERE is a sample of some great cabins that are spread all over Norway. Some of them are already well-known and popular, while others have just opened up over the last couple of years or will open up in summer 2021.
5. FIRST GUIDE TO NATURE INCLUSIVE DESIGN
Maike van Stiphout has developed a GUIDE that compiles her theory on Nature Inclusive Design leading to a better quality of life for all beings.
6. BOWOOS BIONIC RESEARCH PAVILION IS INSPIRED BY MARINE BIODIVERSITY
The Bowoos temporary pavilion is a bionic-inspired wooden structure that references the material-efficient construction methods found in NATURE. The collaborative project was created by architecture students at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. It is influenced by biomimetics, specifically drawing inspiration from the shells of marine plankton.
7. DEFORESTATION BY THE NUMBERS
Are you wondering how deforestation is affecting the health of the planet’s trees? This ARTICLE attempts to tell the story of deforestation using statistics. It starts by presenting some quick statistics indicating how bad the problem of deforestation is. The article then focuses on the impact of deforestation on global warming, biodiversity, and livelihoods.
Stay creative and see you all next week!