Friday Cabins #23: Glass Cabins 🌎 🌍 🌏
All glass, no breaks
It’s Friday, and in the hallowed words of 2011 musical sensation Rebecca Black, ”It’s Friday.” Which means you get another Friday Cabins delivered fresh to your inbox, brought to by your dear friends @ Cabins Etc. At the end of each week, we bring you some dreamy escapes, curated from the pages of Field Mag, the internet’s #1 source for all things good in design and great in the outdoors.
Today, we’re taking a look at glass cabins from around the world. These remote homes feature four+ walls worth of windows, sliding glass doors, and 360 degrees of views! views! views! To live both inside and outside at the same damn time is every nature lover’s dream, right? These cabins provide just that opportunity.
So read on and get down, cause it’s Friday.
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While Nordic countries unsurprisingly have been doing the whole glass cabin thing for a while, the US isn’t too far behind (keen design lovers will call to mind glass-and-steel works by such mcm saints as Pierre Koenig, Richard Neutra, and Philip Johnson, among others). When it comes to cabins, see-through designs are spread out around the states, and we’ve found some of the coolest rental options here^, so you can experience the thrill of the indoor/outdoor space yourself.
Architecture studio Pirinen & Salo designed this all-glass cabin on a riverside site in Inari, Finland. Designed for Finnish glass company Savon Lasituote, the 258-square-foot outpost was prefabricated and delivered turn-key ready to site.
Strategically placed steel framing enhances the inhabitant's view of the surrounding landscape, designed to draw the eye forward like a vanishing point in a drawing. The glass itself was tested at negative 31 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure its endurance against the Nordic elements, and while the cabin is primarily naturally lit, hidden strip lighting lining the interior structure keeps things illuminated at night.
Jordens Arkitekter architecture studio dreamed up this sleek villa atop a private island in the Stockholm Archipelago of Sweden. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the transparent abode features one horizontal story of glazed walls and large sliding partitions for a structure that shifts into a spacious open-air patio.
On the inside, all furnishings and built-ins gather towards the center of the floor plan to create a passageway around the perimeter of the interior and seamless sightlines to the surrounding Baltic Sea. To protect the ground beneath, the house floats on an elevated concrete slab, adding to its already ghostly appearance among the sea mist.
ta ta for now!