If you’re the one that dreams about a perfect retreat out of the city, then Shelter S might be your choice! As the architects say, these cabins last a lifetime and are prefabricated and delivered in one piece. Fully furnished and finished, allowing people to easily move from one location to another.
Three students who met on Erasmus shared the same ideas. As they say ‘today, we witness a perpetual evolution of new technologies in the fast forward moving world. It is a never-ending story of daily pressure and continuous deadlines. We were thinking about a way to escape from our stressful lives and to get back to our roots. We believe people will find the break they need by bringing the nature back.’
So they decided to design ecological wooden modular cabins to escape from stressful city life back to nature. The project was called Shelter S and guys built everything by themselves from scratch. One of the main goals was to create a design that merges into the landscape. The shelter provides the ability to enjoy nature by becoming a part of it.
The architects believe that it is unscary to use fix foundations in order to leave the surrounding nature untouched. By collecting rainwater and using solar panels, the Shelter becomes a so-called passive house or a self-supporting house. The walls, floor, and ceiling were made from the same oak wood as the uniquely designed minimalist furniture.
Photography by Thomas Debruyne