Kolarbyn Ecolodge (Skinnskatteberg/ Sweden)

Kolarbyn Ecolodge (Skinnskatteberg/ Sweden)

Kolarbyn Ecolodge is ”Sweden’s most primitive hotel”. There is no electricity, no showers, nothing fancy at all, just twelve well camouflaged little cabins in between all the trees. All covered in mud and grass. Bilberries and mushrooms grow wild on their roofs. As natural as it can be.
Perfect for an adventure off the beaten track. To breathe some fresh air, to enjoy the peacefulness, to take part in free outdoor activities and to experience the local wildlife.

Kolarbyn Ecolodge (Skinnskatteberg/ Sweden)

Cabin made from windows (West Virginia)

Cabin made from windows (West Virginia)

While on their very first date, photographer Nick Olson & designer Lilah Horwitz went on a walk in the West Virginia countryside. They watched the sunset and wondered what it would be like to live in a house where the entire facade was made from windows, so the sunset would never be contained within a small space.
And so a year later the two quit their jobs and embarked on a road trip starting in Pennsylvania to collect old windows from garage sales and antique dealers. Back in West Virginia they built the glass cabin in the exact same spot where they imagined it on their fist date.

Cabin made from windows (West Virginia)

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Glasshouses (Laverstoke/ U.K.)

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Glasshouses (Laverstoke/ U.K.)

These curvy glasshouses are part of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in Laverstoke. They house exotic plant species used in their distillation process. One of the glasshouses has a humid tropical environment and the other a dry temperate Mediterranean climate. The connection to the still house allows waste heat from the distillation process to be recycled to maintain the warm climates for the plant species to flourish. The fluid geometry of these new glass buildings was influenced by recent advances in glass technology and by Britain’s rich heritage of botanical glasshouse structures.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Glasshouses (Laverstoke/ U.K.)

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Glasshouses (Laverstoke/ U.K.)

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Glasshouses (Laverstoke/ U.K.)

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Glasshouses (Laverstoke/ U.K.)

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Glasshouses (Laverstoke/ U.K.)

Bombay Sapphire Distillery Glasshouses (Laverstoke/ U.K.)

Photos by Iwan Baan.

via
http://www.archdaily.com/554750/bombay-sapphire-distillery-heatherwick-studio



Neile Cooper's Stained Glass Cabin (Sparta/ New Jersey)

Neile Cooper's Stained Glass Cabin (Sparta/ New Jersey)

Artist Neile Cooper sells hand made stained glass item on etsy and this is her studio cabin for which she crafted stained glass walls and ceilings that catch the light beutifully.
It lies nestled in the pine and maple trees behind her home on a quiet residential street in Sparta, New Jersey.

Neile became a stained glass window maker but when the recession hit and the work dried up Neile instead decided to make jewellery.
“Part of the inspiration for doing this cabin was that I missed doing large scale work," she says. "I wanted a big project that I could really immerse myself in. If no one was going to hire me to make windows, I would just make them for myself.”

Neile Cooper's Stained Glass Cabin (Sparta/ New Jersey)

Yangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore (Yangzhou/ China)

Yangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore (Yangzhou/ China)

This futuristic bookstore was designed by Li Xiang of XL Muse Architects. With arched walls of books, organic shapes and reflective black mirror finish on the floor, visitors are given a sense of entering another world.

Yangzhou Zhongshuge Bookstore (Yangzhou/ China)
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