Cabins : The classy way to go into hiding

Cabins has become our third place, our hideaway where we can recharge our spirits and reconnect with ourselves, away from the restraints of society and the stress of the everyday. This book presents the best new cabin architecture and design.


The cover of The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-outs. (Photo: Courtesy Gestalten 2016)

Escaping from the city and the everyday. Making a home within the forest’s foliage. Using architectural remains as a foundation for a new retreat. These are the makings of many daydreams and the realities present in The Hinterland. For, even if it only lasts a moment, we all need a change of scenery. Cabins provide that coveted change. Located on mountain tops, nestled in villages, or ensconced in lush forests, The Hinterland showcases homey hide-outs and charming cabins from shelter to domicile. These getaways free us from the distracting and unessential, and offer to put us back in touch with nature and reclaim our own inner peace.

Thoughtfully crafted and built, the stories behind these structures are just as curious as the walls themselves. Through portraits of the inhabitants and their invitingly inventive homes, The Hinterland explores architecture and design approaches to creating works that refresh and revitalize amidst the beauty of nature. With the right materials and mindset, this stirring collection reveals that we can all create our own radiant refuge and follow the call of The Hinterland.


The interior of a cabin in Nova Scotia, designed by Mackay Lyons Sweetapple Architects. (Photo: James Brittain / The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)


Inside the cabin. (Photo: Marcello Mariana / The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)


An elevated cabin observatory in Latvia, designed by RTU International Summer School. (Photo: Kaspars Kursiss / The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)


A hideaway on a Danish island, designed by Lumo Arkitekter. (Photo: Jesper Balleby / The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016)


Designed by architect Peter Bahouth. Lindsay Appel / The Hinterland © Gestalten 2016

Editors: Gestalten
Release Date: September 2016
Format: 24 × 30 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 288 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-89955-663-6