This beautiful cabin up on a hill is a wonderful little retreat, away from the city, the noise and pollution and surrounded only by nature. It’s located in Santiago, Mexico and it has got panoramic views over the forest, all the hilltops and the valley below as well as the majestic mountains in the background. The cabin was designed by ByMura Design Studio and features a mix of modern, rustic and industrial elements. The designers focused on natural house colors and materials which help it establish a harmonious relationship with the nature surrounding it. Raw wood, natural stone and bare concrete are displayed side by side, creating an immersive ambiance both inside and outside of the cabin.
The overall design and geometry of the cabin are simple and aimed to complement the topography of the area rather than to stand outNatural stone and wood were used to help the cabin blend into the landscape
The main focus throughout the project was to showcase all the natural and organic beauty unfolding around the cabin in a way that also takes advantage of the topography and also provides the owners and their guests with a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Part of the design strategy was to separate the public and the private areas. The social zone is where the living room, kitchen and dining area are all connected and part of an open floor plan. They open onto a wooden deck and to the swimming pool. The private area is comprised of three bedrooms, one for the owners, one for the kids and one for guests. All of these spaces shave large windows which connect them to the outdoors and which welcome nature inside.
The angled roof focuses the attention towards the valley and the panoramic viewsLarge windows and sliding doors connect the social areas to a beautiful terraceThe interior of the cabin is simple and cozy, taking advantage of the large windows and the viewsCustom furniture adds character to each space, reinforcing the connection between the cabin and nature
The living room, dining area and the kitchen are all connected and part of an elongated open floor planThe terrace and swimming pool overlook the valley and the distant mountainsThe materials and finishes were selected to reflect an eclectic style with rustic and industrial influencesThe master bathroom has a pair of gorgeous washbasins carved out of stoneThe bathtub and the shower are exposed to the landscape, creating the feeling of being outsideAll design-related aspects of the cabin were also selected for their low maintenance requirementsThe bedrooms are clustered into a separate section of the cabin, away from the social areasThe rigid shapes and the overall aesthetic of the cabin are always balanced out by organic elementsA big effort was also made to style the outdoors areas in a way that lets them complement the topography of the site