Sometimes architectural designs can dazzle a person from the first moment they lay their eyes upon them. Whether they make use of futuristic designs, or they go back to the roots, these are the places people spent time admiring, even if from afar. The Moonlight Cabin from Australia aims to be one such place. Designed by local firm Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, this beautiful structure offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings and a cozy interior.
The stunning structure was designed for a young family. It was meant to act as a sanctuary, giving them refuge, while at the same time allowing them to enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding their new home. The Moonlight Cabin is a one story house that offers a kitchen and a living room at one end. The rear of the house was used to build the sleeping quarters. An adjourned area was used to create a safe deck that allows its owners to gaze at the scenery.
“The built form is fully screened in a spotted-gum rain screen that acts like a ‘goretex jacket’ to protect the cabin from the elements while the timber is free to move naturally in the changing climatic conditions. Its small footprint shelter (60m2) explores the boundaries of how small is too small, challenging conventional notions of what is actually necessary in our lives”, the architects explained, talking about their latest construction.
The Moonlight Cabin has a rustic design and proves that a building does not need fancy decorations to grab the spotlight. Instead, by making use only of perforated screens, the house creates a breathtaking view when it is all lit up at night. Inside, the house is decorated in a minimalist approach in order to detract attention from the interior design, and redirect it towards the stunning landscape.
What do you think of the Moonlight Cabin?