Architecture

Students design weird and wonderful prototype cabins in the woods

Project vertical cabin is one of the seven interesting cabin designs thought up by students at this year's Hello Wood festival in Hungary 
Project vertical cabin is one of the seven interesting cabin designs thought up by students at this year's Hello Wood festival in Hungary 
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Cabin modules was designed by iR arquitectura, which is led by Fermin Indavere and Tommaso Polli
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Cabin modules was designed by iR arquitectura, which is led by Fermin Indavere and Tommaso Polli
Cabin modules' main idea is that it's easy to split the cabin into its individual elements: kitchen, bedrooms, communal areas, and bathroom
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Cabin modules' main idea is that it's easy to split the cabin into its individual elements: kitchen, bedrooms, communal areas, and bathroom
Different combinations of Cabin modules' modules can be put together as required
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Different combinations of Cabin modules' modules can be put together as required
Grand Cabin Club was designed by Hello Wood, which is led by Dávid Ráday, András Huszár, Nóra Fekete, and Ádám Bajtai
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Grand Cabin Club was designed by Hello Wood, which is led by Dávid Ráday, András Huszár, Nóra Fekete, and Ádám Bajtai
Grand Cabin Club sleeps up to eight people, but can fit up to 20 at a squeeze
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Grand Cabin Club sleeps up to eight people, but can fit up to 20 at a squeeze
Grand Cabin Club is meant for socializing, hosting dinners with friends, and parties
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Grand Cabin Club is meant for socializing, hosting dinners with friends, and parties
Grand Cabin Club's classic A-shape design is meant to invoke nostalgia 
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Grand Cabin Club's classic A-shape design is meant to invoke nostalgia 
Hello Wool was designed by AU Workshop, which is led by Lukács Szederkényi, Dénes Emil Ghyczy, and Marton Low
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Hello Wool was designed by AU Workshop, which is led by Lukács Szederkényi, Dénes Emil Ghyczy, and Marton Low
Hello Wool is both clad and insulated with wool, and is envisioned as a quiet retreat for use by just one person 
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Hello Wool is both clad and insulated with wool, and is envisioned as a quiet retreat for use by just one person 
Hello Wool has been designed so that warm air escapes through a chimney-like vent, so the interior doesn't get too hot
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Hello Wool has been designed so that warm air escapes through a chimney-like vent, so the interior doesn't get too hot
Hello Wool is raised slightly off the ground on wooden supports
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Hello Wool is raised slightly off the ground on wooden supports
I am a monument was designed by Josep Garriga + OfficeShophouse, which is led by Josep Garriga, Patxi Martin, and Natalia Vera Vigaray
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I am a monument was designed by Josep Garriga + OfficeShophouse, which is led by Josep Garriga, Patxi Martin, and Natalia Vera Vigaray
I am a monument is a new take on an abandoned project from a previous Hello Wood camp
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I am a monument is a new take on an abandoned project from a previous Hello Wood camp
I am a monument is raised on stilts and  provides shade on the ground, while its second floor offers a private space suitable for rest and relaxation
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I am a monument is raised on stilts and  provides shade on the ground, while its second floor offers a private space suitable for rest and relaxation
Those who climb to I am a monument's rooftop terrace can enjoy a view of the surrounding countryside
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Those who climb to I am a monument's rooftop terrace can enjoy a view of the surrounding countryside
Project Treehouse was designed by frundgallina, which is led by Pascal Deschenaux, Aziz Temel, and Francesco Borghini
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Project Treehouse was designed by frundgallina, which is led by Pascal Deschenaux, Aziz Temel, and Francesco Borghini
Project Treehouse is a triangular cabin that functions almost like a lighthouse 
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Project Treehouse is a triangular cabin that functions almost like a lighthouse 
Project Treehouse's occupants can put a light on the roof of the cabin to signal to travelers that they are welcome to visit 
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Project Treehouse's occupants can put a light on the roof of the cabin to signal to travelers that they are welcome to visit 
Project Treehouse rises to a height of 12.5 m (41 ft)-high
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Project Treehouse rises to a height of 12.5 m (41 ft)-high
Project vertical cabin was designed by H3T architekti, which is led by Karel Harazim, Tomáš Madro, and Marek Barjak
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Project vertical cabin was designed by H3T architekti, which is led by Karel Harazim, Tomáš Madro, and Marek Barjak
Project vertical cabin's interior is very simple and has some basic furniture attached to the walls
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Project vertical cabin's interior is very simple and has some basic furniture attached to the walls
Project vertical cabin is one of the seven interesting cabin designs thought up by students at this year's Hello Wood festival in Hungary 
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Project vertical cabin is one of the seven interesting cabin designs thought up by students at this year's Hello Wood festival in Hungary 
Project vertical cabin was made from recycled and scrap materials that were left behind by other teams from previous years
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Project vertical cabin was made from recycled and scrap materials that were left behind by other teams from previous years
Ziggurat Delivery was designed by ZarCola, which is led by Edoardo Giancola and Federico Zarattini
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Ziggurat Delivery was designed by ZarCola, which is led by Edoardo Giancola and Federico Zarattini
Ziggurat Delivery is made up of two separate container-sized modules
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Ziggurat Delivery is made up of two separate container-sized modules
Ziggurat Delivery is constructed from wood and thermal insulation
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Ziggurat Delivery is constructed from wood and thermal insulation
Ziggurat Delivery's ground floor hosts communal activities like a kitchen and living area, while the upstairs includes private areas like bedrooms
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Ziggurat Delivery's ground floor hosts communal activities like a kitchen and living area, while the upstairs includes private areas like bedrooms

During an event at this year's Hello Wood International Summer University and Festival in rural Hungary, teams of students from around the world were tasked with building seven prototype cabins. The resulting dwellings range from a transportable cabin with wheels attached to its side, to a modular model that can be re-arranged into multiple layouts.

The main aim of the Hello Wood festival is to offer architecture students practical experience to supplement their theoretical classes. Participants in an event called Cabin Fever worked under architect supervision to learn how to apply tin roofing and insulation, as well as other construction techniques by building cabins inspired by the tiny house movement.

Below is a quick look at the seven cabins, but hit the gallery to see each one in full.

Cabin modules - iR arquitectura

Cabin modules was designed by iR arquitectura, which is led by Fermin Indavere and Tommaso Polli
Cabin modules was designed by iR arquitectura, which is led by Fermin Indavere and Tommaso Polli

Cabin modules, by iR arquitectura, is a primarily wood and polycarbonate cabin consisting of several modules, each one designed for different purposes. It includes a kitchen module as well as modules for bedrooms, communal areas, and a bathroom. The idea is, different combinations of these modules can be mixed and matched to create a cabin to suit anyone's needs.

Grand Cabin Club - Hello Wood

Grand Cabin Club was designed by Hello Wood, which is led by Dávid Ráday, András Huszár, Nóra Fekete, and Ádám Bajtai
Grand Cabin Club was designed by Hello Wood, which is led by Dávid Ráday, András Huszár, Nóra Fekete, and Ádám Bajtai

Hello Wood's Grand Cabin Club sleeps eight people, but can host up to 20 visitors for parties. Its classic A-frame design is meant to invoke nostalgia and was constructed using prefab wooden panels. It also boasts generous glazing to frame views of the surrounding countryside.

Hello Wool - AU Workshop + Marton Low

Hello Wool is both clad and insulated with wool, and is envisioned as a quiet retreat for use by just one person 
Hello Wool is both clad and insulated with wool, and is envisioned as a quiet retreat for use by just one person 

Hello Wool, by AU Workshop + Marton Low, is both clad and insulated with wool, and is envisioned as a retreat for use by just one person as a place of quiet reflection. Its furniture allows an occupant to either sit or lie down, and the tin-roofed building has been designed to ensure warm air escapes through a chimney-like vent, so the interior doesn't get too hot.

I am a monument - Josep Garriga + OfficeShophouse

I am a monument is raised on stilts and  provides shade on the ground, while its second floor offers a private space suitable for rest and relaxation
I am a monument is raised on stilts and  provides shade on the ground, while its second floor offers a private space suitable for rest and relaxation

Josep Garriga + OfficeShophouse repurposed an abandoned project from a previous Hello Wood festival with the I am a monument cabin. The wooden dwelling is raised on stilts and provides a shaded outdoor space on the ground. Its upper floor offers a private area suitable for rest and relaxation, while it's topped by a rooftop terrace.

Project Treehouse - frundgallina

Project Treehouse was designed by frundgallina, which is led by Pascal Deschenaux, Aziz Temel, and Francesco Borghini
Project Treehouse was designed by frundgallina, which is led by Pascal Deschenaux, Aziz Temel, and Francesco Borghini

The 12.5 m (41 ft)-tall Project Treehouse, by frundgallina, is a wooden triangular cabin that functions a little like a lighthouse. Occupants can place a light on the roof to signal to travelers that they are welcome to visit. Upper sections are accessed by ladder and include three hammock style sleeping spaces.

Project vertical cabin - H3T architekti

Project vertical cabin was made from recycled and scrap materials that were left behind by other teams from previous years
Project vertical cabin was made from recycled and scrap materials that were left behind by other teams from previous years

H3T architekti's Project vertical cabin has wheels affixed to its side to make it portable, though the roof is heavy and must be removed with a crane. It was made from recycled and scrap wood and other materials left behind by teams from previous years. The interior is very simple and has some basic furniture attached to the walls, ensuring it all remains in place when the cabin is moved.

Ziggurat Delivery - ZarCola

Ziggurat Delivery is made up of two separate container-sized modules
Ziggurat Delivery is made up of two separate container-sized modules

Ziggurat Delivery is made up of two stacked portable container-sized modules constructed from wood and thermal insulation panels. Its ground floor hosts communal activities like a kitchen and living area, while its upstairs includes bedrooms and is reached by ladder.

Source: Hello Wood

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