The Anna Cabin has moveable walls which slide apart to connect you with nature. Designed by Caspar Schols, the timber home is built on an open platform and features a glass sliding shell and a timber sliding shell which can be reconfigured depending on the weather, how you want to use or or your mood. You can have a space which is connected to the landscape or a cozy timber cocoon-like space.
There is one fixed module of the cabin which houses the kitchen, bathroom and storage space with a mezzanine above to house a second sleeping space.
The cabins are built using sustainably grown and untreated larch timber with the walls internally lined with birch ply and are insulated with 5cm of sawdust. Large overhanging eaves protect any horizontal windows in the fixed module
The cabins come in two configurations – ANNA Stay, designed as a guesthouse or holiday retreat and ANNA Meet which allows flexibility to have uses such as running yoga classes, educational space or hosting meetings.
The cabins are factory manufactured and can be delivered to site in a flat pack ready to be assembled anywhere in the world.
– Sustainably grown untreated larch
– Birch plywood interior wall lining
– Walls insulated using 5cm of sawdust
– Built offsite, flat packed and delivered to site
– Has the option of an off-grid version
ANNA is flexible as clothing. Any weather, mood or occasion. Simply arrange and rearrange its layers.
Thanks to its ability to adapt and change, ANNA reflects the beautiful changes taking place outdoors. Such as the sun emerging after a torrential rainstorm bathing the living room in light, a flock of swallows swarming above the opened roof, a sudden gust of wind blowing through the dining space, or the ripples of the nearby lake reflecting on the facade to provide dynamic patterns. The cabin is just another organism within the larger eco-system.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.