Customizable Tee-Pee Inspired Structure Can Double as a Raft

Inspired by the elements that make up a teepee, designer Antony Gibbon created a multi-purpose structure that can be used as a retreat, an office, or even a hotel. He calls it The Nook, and this rustic cabin uses ancient building techniques in the development of its form. The louvered walls are paired with double-slatted glass doors and windows to create a natural, minimalist, and tranquil space.The Nook's construction features slatted wooden panels that are attached to the main frame. They are angled and layered to protect you from the outside elements, and all of the wood that's used is native to its particular location. Additionally, reinforced angled glass fortifies the structure, and its transparent roof allows for rain and leaves to run off of it. These openings also provide ample natural light in the interior, and the high ceilings make The Nook feel large and airy.

The space can accommodate more than a few people and is customizable depending on your needs. An extra floor could fit above ground level, and Gibbon says that The Nook doubles as a raft-type structure because of the recycled containers hidden underneath. Perhaps best of all, the building can be installed nearly anywhere. Think coastal areas, forests, and on sloping hills as part of the possibilities.

Antony Gibbon website
via [Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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