Most of Antony Gibbon's gorgeous designs rely on natural material such as wood, which he also used for his latest rustic cabin project inspired by elements of Teepee structures. This alternative retreat can be also be used as an office, home studio, hotel or even a workshop. With its angled wooden walls and double slatted glass doors and windows, the Nook brings back ancient building techniques in a big way.
The structures can accommodate more than a few people and can be altered to fit an extra floor about ground level. The designer claims that the Nook can also be used as a raft-type structure thanks to the recycled containers hidden underneath it. It can be installed on hill slopes, coastal areas and in forests. As the structure ages and the wooden panels weather, these cozy retreats blend into the natural environment.
Slatted wooden panels are attached to the main frame using different wood native to the particular area. The main slats are angled and layered to protect against the elements. Contructed in sections of reinforced angled glass, the roof allows rain and leaves to run off. These large openenings let natural light into the interior. Thanks to its high ceilings, the structure feels spacious and cozy at the same time.