Modern Cabins
Modern Cabins
Modern Cabins
Modern Cabins
Modern Cabins
Modern Cabins
Modern Cabins
Modern Cabins

Modern Cabins

Return to the Wild

Introduction by Dev Desai


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  • A beautifully illustrated and inspirational book that showcases innovative and modern cabin designs
  • Engaging descriptions of each project that detail challenges, benefits, and tips and tricks from designers
  • Covers a wide range of inspiring, contemporary cabin designs from across the globe, including Canada, France, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States
  • A richly photographed design reference covering every imaginable type of cabin, including off-grid and prefabricated models and more
Full Description

In today’s fast-paced world, there is a growing desire among many to get back to nature to decompress. Modern Cabins: Return to the Wild illustrates the infinite possibilities in beautiful, creative cabin designs set in idyllic natural locations for a great local vacation. A worldwide selection of projects, from Asia, to Europe, to the United States, illustrates how the challenges of small floor plans and compact interiors can become non-issues with inventive design solutions and technology.

Off-grid designs offer options that are low impact on the environment in sometimes unusual structures; and prefabricated models endeavour to produce a light carbon footprint with flexible assembling. Whatever forms they may come in, these cabins cocoon occupants in differing levels of comfort, from rustic to more luxurious dwellings. Modern Cabins is an endless source of inspiration for armchair architects and those seeking to create a peaceful sanctuary that fuses distilled ingenuity with eco-friendly style.

Also available: Cabins: Escape to Nature, ISBN 9781864708332

About the Author

Desai founded DDAA (Dev Desai Architects and Associates) in 2020, an offshoot from a firm that specialises in residential villas and interiors. His formative development as an architect was under the guidance of Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito and associates (Japan) and Vo Trong Nghia Architects (Vietnam). Both continue to have a strong influence on his work. As a young and dynamic studio, DDAA constantly challenges the threshold of architectural design through a contemporary unique language. One of the initial projects under DDAA was the design development of a tiny cabin on a coffee estate, as an alternative way of living during the pandemic. To minimise the ecological impact, the cabin was prefabricated and assembled within 4 weeks on-site. What started as a humble architectural project has now evolved into a series of prefabricated cabin designs and an eco-resort where 15 of such cabins will be built on the estate. Desai also founded Re-Build, a research venture that addresses the challenges in conventional prefab, and merges the power of digital fabrication to amortise the cost of construction, reduce the dependence on manual labour, eliminate the need for heavy machinery, and reduce the time for assembly to a few days. The connection with nature and the desire to push the boundaries of architecture and construction are the guiding principles behind his work.

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The Images Publishing Group
13th Sep 2022
World excluding Japan and South East Asia
280 mm x 212 mm
256 Pages
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