Ex of In Cabin, An Experimental Off-Grid Home in the Hudson Valley, Has No Bedrooms or Doors | Architectural Digest

Ex of In Cabin, An Experimental Off-Grid Home in the Hudson Valley, Has No Bedrooms or Doors | Architectural Digest

What does a home look like when its interior is more important than its exterior? New York-based Steven Holl Architects have provided an answer to this question with their design for a secluded cottage in Rhinebeck, New York. Completed in 2016, the home was recently featured in the latest episode of the YouTube series Unique Spaces. advertise. “We’re interested in interior design, and we call these projects ‘Explore In,'” lead architect Steven Holl said of the project in the video.

In the episode, Hall explains that the home started out more as a research and experimental project for the studio. Largely inspired by Peter Sloterdijk’s writings on spheres, the structure of the cabin is trapezoidal, intersected by various circular cuts. A walkthrough of the space was provided by associate architect Dimitra Tsachrelia, who contributed to the home’s design, noting that each room in the cottage is connected to the next. “One leads to the other,” she said, “and when you enter the space, you realize the whole thing opens up and surrounds you.”

On the ground floor, guests enter through the front door, which immediately leads to an east-facing sphere with wooden walls. A few steps into the 980 sq. ft. living room, and a few more steps into the kitchen and dining area.

Upstairs, viewers will find the main sleeping areas, which are not necessarily rooms but private areas separated by the geometry of the house. A queen bed on the second floor overlooks a west-facing window sphere designed to bring in the last rays of the day. Around the corner, Tsachrelia leads us to a step that looks like a ball with a double mattress on top. This area is actually the other side of the entrance sphere, and once on the mattress, visitors can overlook the first floor.

In addition to the unique aesthetics of the cabin, ecological considerations were also a major aspect of the design. The cottage is enclosed insulation, all wood is natural without any finishes, and the property uses a geothermal heating and cooling system.To see all the dreamlike details of this light-filled wooden wonder, check out the full episode advertise YouTube channel.



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