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Students Construct 7 Innovative Tiny Cabins at Hello Wood's 2018 Cabin Fever Retreat

14:30 - 21 August, 2018
Students Construct 7 Innovative Tiny Cabins at Hello Wood's 2018 Cabin Fever Retreat, Project Hello Wool. Image © Tamas Bujnovszky
Project Hello Wool. Image © Tamas Bujnovszky

The ninth Hello Wood International Summer University and Festival has taken place at Hello Wood’s campus in the Hungarian countryside. As part of the week-long Cabin Fever program, students from 65 universities around the world were given the opportunity to build seven contemporary timber cabins in a nomadic, lush countryside, mentored by international architects.

As a result of the week-long effort, the rural area was transformed into a cutting-edge working village featuring cabins on wheels, cabins on stilts, and multi-story homes. The festival is dedicated to the Tiny House Movement, which “makes cabins which give urban dwellers the chance to get away from it all for a while.”

Micro-Architecture: 40 Big Ideas for Small Cabins

06:00 - 2 July, 2018
Micro-Architecture: 40 Big Ideas for Small Cabins, Courtesy of Klein
Courtesy of Klein

© Markus Bollen © Leonardo Finotti © Gori Salvà © Nicolai Rapp + 81

In spite of their apparent simplicity, small cabins have always been a welcome design challenge in which scale, materiality and habitability must be resolved in order to take maximum advantage of minimal spaces. Perhaps the most famous exercise in cabin design, the Le Corbusier-designed 16m2 cabanon was a container of ideas in which the Swiss architect explored the "modulor"-- an understanding of the fundamentality of human scale. In the ensuing half-century, many prominent architects have ventured into cabin design both experimentally and at a primitive level, especially as a small refuge in harmony within a natural context.

We have selected 40 small cabin designs from around the world that explore different types of solutions according to context and programmatic needs.