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est. 2007
  1. Just Out: Hide & Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

    New book: Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, edited by Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten, Published by Gestalten, €39.90.

    If you’ve ever dreamed about getting away from it all and hiding out in your very own (architect-designed) cabin, you may very well find inspiration in this utterly beautiful new book from Berlin-based publishers, Gestalten.

    New book: Hide and Seek, the The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Published by Gestalten.

    New book: Hide and Seek, the The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Published by Gestalten.

    Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs follows on from where predecessor and best-seller Rock the Shack leaves off: an array of beautifully designed cabins, hideaways and summer homes that are far removed from the madding crowds. Here, the owners of these hideaways seek to embed themselves in their natural environments, using both traditional and innovative architecture to achieve their ultimate dream: a grown-up cubby house.

    New book: Hide and Seek, the The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Published by Gestalten.

    This book resonates particularly strongly with me, as we recently moved from a two-bedroom flat in Sydney’s inner west to what I call our “treehouse” in Sydney’s northern suburbs, perched amongst the trees on the edge of a gully.

    We’re still finding our way as we navigate taking on a rather interesting property with five levels perched on a bunch of poles and a backyard that resembles a rainforest. But we love the idea of having our own hideaway, and the change from inner-city living couldn’t be more dramatic.

    New book: Hide and Seek, the The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Published by Gestalten.

    New book: Hide and Seek, the The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Published by Gestalten.

    New book: Hide and Seek, the The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Published by Gestalten.

    New book: Hide and Seek, the The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Published by Gestalten.

    New book: Hide and Seek, the The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Published by Gestalten.

    Extracted from Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, edited by Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten, Published by Gestalten, €39.90.

    Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, edited by Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten, Published by Gestalten, €39.90.

    Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, edited by Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten, Published by Gestalten, €39.90.

    All of the homes stunningly captured in this book offer an alternative to urban living, and yet, considering the trend for creating a sense of “retreat” at home (via the likes of rain shower heads, ‘parent retreats’, spa-like bathrooms and the “outdoor room”), it’s also a roadmap for urban living.

    Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, edited by Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten, Published by Gestalten, €39.90.

    Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, edited by Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten, Published by Gestalten, €39.90. Also available from Amazon and UK Amazon.

    • http://www.gemmajones.net Gemma

      I have lots of dreams of little houses – a classic A-Frame would go down a treat x

      • weebirdy

        Gemma! There is an amazing A-Frame house perched on the side of a cliff in the book! So good. X

    • Peta Dewar

      If you have a long garden you *need* a cabin at the end of it!

      • weebirdy

        Absolutely, Peta. I would totally channel Virginia Woolf and create a “room of one’s own”. X

    • http://www.gemmajones.net Gemma

      Also – the Death Star tree house is pretty cosy lookin’

      • weebirdy

        Haha, the Death Star tree house. How cool would that be for a kids’ cubby house idea? BTW, loving your avatar, Gemma (Top Girl) X

    • Jenbug

      I would love a tree house! Always tempted by those holidays where you camp out in a luxury tree house cabin. I’m thinking Ewoks.

      • weebirdy

        Yes!! An Ewok house. Genius, Jenbug. X

    • Luc

      Wow awesome idea for a book!