Modern Refuge In Harmony With Nature And The Views Surrounding It

A lot of times remote houses and retreats attempt to become one with nature by disguising them through unusual forms and organic lines and designs and while that’s always interesting to see and very inspiring it’s not the only way of achieving harmony between artificial and natural surfaces.

The cabin feature a glazed side which exposes the interior spaces to be beautiful views that surround itView in gallery
The cabin feature a glazed side which exposes the interior spaces to be beautiful views that surround it

A perfect example which illustrates this idea is a modern prefab cabin located in Balsa Nova, Brazil which was designed and built by studio in 2016. It uses the structure of a 12 meter long shipping container which has been altered and improved upon. The cabin is surrounded by beautiful views and enjoys an Eastern orientation which captures the sunrise every morning.

The glazed surfaces extend to the other sides, with long curtains which ensure privacy whenever neededView in gallery
The glazed surfaces extend to the other sides, with long curtains which ensure privacy whenever needed
The interior is minimalist and modern, with wooden floors and ceilings that add texture and warmthView in gallery
The interior is minimalist and modern, with wooden floors and ceilings that add texture and warmth

This off grid living solution comes with unique advantages, one of the most important ones obviously being the marvelous views of the distant mountains and proximity to the native forest. The architects made efforts to design and to build the cabin with minimal impact on the natural surroundings. That’s why the structure sits on a series of pillars and has a small footprint, offering only 50 square meters of living space. The main objective was to achieve harmony between the cabin and nature without trying to disguise the structure. Notice the simple, straight lines and numerous eco-friendly details which makes it a wonderful retreat, enjoyable from every point of view.

The proximity to the forest creates a sense of privacy but also bring closer a very beautiful set of viewsView in gallery
The proximity to the forest creates a sense of privacy but also bring closer a very beautiful set of views
A vast green area unfolds around the cabin, ensuring unobstructed views towards the distant mountain rangeView in gallery
A vast green area unfolds around the cabin, ensuring unobstructed views towards the distant mountain range
The sleeping area features little furniture and cozy accent lighting, relying on earthy colorsView in gallery
The sleeping area features little furniture and cozy accent lighting, relying on earthy colors
The interior of the cabin is quite small, with certain areas being particularly narrowView in gallery
The interior of the cabin is quite small, with certain areas being particularly narrow
The bathroom has its own share of windows that bring in the beauty of the outdoorsView in gallery
The bathroom has its own share of windows that bring in the beauty of the outdoors
One of the greatest advantages of such remote retreats is the opportunity to admire the marvelous clear night skyView in gallery
One of the greatest advantages of such remote retreats is the opportunity to admire the marvelous clear night sky