This gorgeous cabin situated on a beautiful lakefront site in Lithuania is the first of many to have this design. This is a project created by ŠA atelier with a general goal to create a structure that can adapt to various different contexts and topographies, can be transported to various locations and which has a design which can be easily reproduced.
The cabin is raised on slender columns/ legs of different heights made of metal
The solution to everything was to create a modular prefabricated cabin made of individual parts and elements such as walls, columns, floors and so on which can be transported on-site and assembled. This modular system also allows the cabin to take multiple different forms and to have various configurations and sizes.
The raised floor allows the cabin to have minimal impact on the site and its natural surroundingsA ramp provides access to the terrace and the interior of the cabin
The first cabin constructed using this system was taken to a lovely site on Apple Island in Lithuania. It has slender legs which raised above the ground and allow it to easily adapt to different types of topographies and a butterfly-inspired roof which collects the rainwater and allows it to the floor.
The exterior is clad in metal with certain variations of finish and patina
The roof is floating which gives the cabin a modern and lightweight appearance
The cabin is small and measures a mere 23 square meters and yet it’s big enough for two double bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen and a bathroom. There’s also a small open terrace which overlooks the lake. A folding glass door ensures a smooth transition between the indoor and the outdoor and a ramp provides access in and out.
A folding glass door on the front and a glazed wall on the back let in natural light and the beautiful viewsThe floating roof allows rainwater to flow gradually from plane to planeThe interior of the cabin is warm and cozy thanks to all the natural plywoodTwo double bedrooms occupy the rear section of the cabinMultifunctional and transforming furniture allows the interior to serve a variety of different functionsAll of the basic functions including the bathrooms fit within 23 square meters of space