The Air

The 270-degree glass structure of this cabin is nestled into the rock and stands a bit in front of the cliff, provoking the sense of “impossible architecture”. Just like a lighthouse, it is confronting the sea breeze on everyday basis.

This project, now under construction, was developed as a holiday home for a surfer, who is no stranger to a confrontation with the powerful element of nature – the air. As an archetype of this cabin, the architects took an ancient lighthouse, standing unwaveringly at the very edge of the earth and indicating a safe passage for ships.

The idea behind this minimalistic cliff cabin is to create a feeling of weightlessness of the architecture overlooking the ocean. However, the building, which is set on a vertical pillar and secured with a foundation made of recycled concrete, is absolutely equilibrated.

The central pillar takes up small internal space and, at the same time, includes most engineering and communications, maximizing the view over Atlantic Ocean. Privacy is achieved by an integrated system of window blinds around the perimeter.

Minimalist open-concept interior of a 48 sq. m. cabin includes only an essential furniture. Warm beige theme provides homely vibes and cosiness independently the weather and “mood” of the ocean outside. Functional zones – living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – invisibly flow from one to another.

Stylistically, there is a combination of modern style with geometrical shapes and live primitive design: straight lines, rounded forms of sofas, round lamps, straw panels as surface of the wall, roughly processed logs, ceramic decor, low dining chairs. All the furniture is down to earth avoid overlapping the dramatic view. The bathroom privacy preserved by usage of a special glass with transparency adjustment.

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