The Design of This Cabin Takes Its Inspiration From the Ancient Landscape of Wales  

This stunning cabin was designed by architect Miller Kendrick. Known as Arthur’s Cave, the charming dwelling was the winning entry for a ‘pop-up hotel’ cabin located at Castell y Bere in Wales.

arthurs cave epic retreats 1 - The Design of This Cabin Takes Its Inspiration From the Ancient Landscape of Wales   The design takes its inspiration from the ancient landscape of Wales but utilises modern construction techniques.

arthurs cave epic retreats 2 - The Design of This Cabin Takes Its Inspiration From the Ancient Landscape of Wales  Wherever possible the project has sought to use locally sourced materials. The sheep’s wool insulation is from Ty-Mwar. The green larch cladding is from Esgair Forest who’s saw mill is adjacent to the site in neighbouring village of Machynlleth.

arthurs cave epic retreats 5 - The Design of This Cabin Takes Its Inspiration From the Ancient Landscape of Wales  The structure is a combination of CNC-cut birch plywood ribs and sheathing panels, which act together to form a composite structure. The structural ribs are comprised of either three or five individual sections of plywood, tightly fitted together using ‘jigsaw’ joints with a high degree of tolerance.

arthurs cave epic retreats 6 - The Design of This Cabin Takes Its Inspiration From the Ancient Landscape of Wales   As a single internal material, the plywood provides both structure, finish, fixtures and fittings – including a plywood sink and bath. The faceted envelope is clad in locally sourced Welsh larch boards stained black, with sheep’s wool insulation part filling the cavity.

art - The Design of This Cabin Takes Its Inspiration From the Ancient Landscape of Wales  The cabin is heated via a small log burner, has hot and cold water, LED lighting powered via photovoltaics and a self composting WC.

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