Apolline Terrier, a Paris-based architecture studio, has created a series of contemporary cabins overlooking des Dagues Creek in France. The property contains an existing mansion that dates back to the 17th century. However, the latest addition to the site comes in the form of 6 small cabins, each of which is designed to accommodate 1-4 people.
The cabins are intended to be used as retreats; a getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life, to the calm and tranquil forest. The size of the cabins means that come evening, they are almost “swallowed” by the shadows of the forest. The only tell-tale sign comes from the light that seeps out from the generously glazed façades.
Usually in this type of project it’s imperative to both the client and the architect that the structures are not overbearing on the surrounding landscape. It seems to me at least, that the cabins tread quite lightly on the land.
Each of the cabins contain indoor living spaces complimented by a large sheltered outdoor deck. The interior features a living and dining area with a small kitchen. The bedroom and bathroom are separated from the main living area, and provide a degree of privacy from the extensive glazing found at the front of the cabin.
The huts are approximately 260 square feet in size, with an addition 170 square feet of exterior decking. Each cabin contains a variety of mod-cons including a double bed with a flat screen TV, a kitchenette with a silent fridge, microwave, coffee maker, electric BBQ, and an iPhone/iPod dock.
The price? A one night stay in the cabin costs 200 Euros. If you fancy staying for a full 7-day week it’ll set you back 1000 Euro. If you’re interested you can check out their website for more info: Cabanes del Salagnac.