Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor

Sometimes the simplest of designs are the ones that seem to have the most character and intricacies. While from the outside, this plywood property appears to be a simple structure not dissimilar in design from a packing crate, its inner workings turn it into a masterpiece in which you’d happily live a carefree existence.

barinak the cabin 3 1 - Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor The 18-square-foot Cabin on the Border by the architecture studio SO? was designed for a family looking for a holiday home away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It sits on the border of Turkey and Greece, operating seamlessly as a family abode, but with no power or running water. However, it offers everything else a family would need when looking for a weekend retreat: kitchen, living space, and elevated beds.

barinak the cabin 2 1 - Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and OutdoorIt’s made of laminated timber with stone-wool insulation, features weatherproof plywood, and operates on pulleys to customize the layout. What you see initially can be transformed merely by pulling a series of ropes to bring the walls in or out.

barinak the cabin 8 1 - Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor Most contemporary homes today utilize indoor-outdoor flow as best as they can, but Cabin on the Border may trump them all. The far windows open onto a deck that’s created by lowering the exterior wall, while a timber canopy extends from the other side to provide both shade and an outdoor entertainment area.

barinak the cabin 5 1 - Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor The occupants can enjoy panoramic views courtesy of the well-appointed windows, as well as a sun-drenched aspect regardless of whether the walls are open or not. However, when they are, these windows become a canopy under which you can watch the night sky and enjoy the fresh country air.

barinak the cabin 7 1 - Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor barinak the cabin 6 1 - Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and Outdoor To help prepare the family meal, the basic yet fully-functional kitchen will tick all the boxes. It features plywood units, storage space, and a nearby wood-burning stove for cooking and heating water.

barinak the cabin 10 1 - Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and OutdoorThere is a platform bed toward one side of the room, as well as an adjacent bed toward the other, and one tucked away above the kitchen. One of these beds then doubles as a dining bench which sits neatly beside the fold-down table connected to the wall. All of a sudden, your place of rest becomes a dining nook.

barinak the cabin 9 1 - Cabin on the Border Blurs the Lines Between Indoor and OutdoorIncluding the design, build, and transportation to the site on the border, this cabin cost under 10,000 Euros – making it both an architectural delight and a valid option for others looking for weekend retreats.

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