Danish architect Sigurd Larsen has designed a cabin for hotel startup Raus with furniture built into cave niches and panoramic windows offering views of nature. The lodge, which is the latest model released by Raus, was designed by a Berlin-based company to appeal to city dwellers who want to enjoy outdoor recreation. The first built version of the hut is installed on the territory of the Wehrmuehle cultural center near Berlin.
The design allows maximum utilization of a compact footprint of just 18 square meters. The height of the cabin and the presence of large bay windows reinforce the feeling of space. The panoramic windows integrated in the long facade have a sliding section that opens to immerse the user in a tranquil environment. Inside, the main functional areas are located on the far wall, so everything is directed towards these windows.
The house is clad in black painted wood, which is also used inside. It helps to focus on the views as the dark surfaces minimize reflections in the glass. It can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children and has a queen-size bed and a bunk bed located above the seating area. The living area is located next to the compact kitchen, which is surrounded on both sides by windows that offer two-way views of the surroundings. Skylights built into the ceiling above the tub and bunk beds bring daylight into these spaces and allow guests to gaze up at nearby trees. The interior has amenities such as a wood burning stove, underfloor heating and solar electricity connected to a backup power source.