Cabin building presents the eternal challenge of creating a lovely home connected with nature. Architecture is often about creating a beautiful enclosure that still feels connected to nature. Cabin ANNA by Caspar Schols renders the link between the structure and nature flexible by including adjustable walls.
The cabin features a pair of sliding shells of enclosure on tracks. The glass enclosure permits guests to remain visually connected to the outside but protected from the elements. The wooden sliding doors allow access to a totally covered cabin. Both walls have the capability to slide open simultaneously, rendering the inside an open-air space.
ANNA is a dynamic house shaped like an open platform to reside in communion with rather than against the elements, by toying with the configuration of the layers of the home, explained Schols. In the same manner that you dress to adjust to differing weather conditions, occasions and moods.
The adaptable design has gotten much attention, but Cabin ANNA’s innovative structure claimed humble origins. Schols had no formal design schooling but wanted to build a garden pavilion for his mother. She wanted a place to paint, meditate, and entertain friends and grandkids. His design was well liked in the industry and in design publications and claimed awards for its originality.
Today, ANNA can be seen by anybody and is available in several formats. ANNA Stay is a larger design boasting two sliding shells instead of four, but it can house up to four adults and encompasses a more sizable covered area for more permanent residence. ANNA Meet is more similar to the original garden home and stands as a flex open space where users can lose themselves in a natural retreat.
The final option permits folks to take the flex cabin concept and make it their own. With ANNA Me, Schols said, we can tailor ANNA to each resident’s needs or innovate a new branded cabin idea for your company to situate in your backyard, in the wilderness or a holiday resort.
Image source: Cabin ANNA by Caspar Schols