At just over 300 square feet, this secluded writer’s retreat is a modern cave-inspired getaway built to foster creativity. The retreat, located in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil, was created by Architectare as a place where the owner could get away to a cozy, private place where he could be inspired.
The dwelling houses one bedroom, a bathroom and a small pantry. “Once the writer is in it, he is cozy and protected. He has everything he needs, as in a womb. He is secure enough to get in touch with all his most inner thoughts, demons and illusions, so when he gets out of it, he feels fresh and full of new ideas,” said Architectare.
The building was inspired by caves and features a bright opening on the front, which is created using floor-to-ceiling windows, while the sides of the structure are created out of stone. According to Architectare, the cave was used as an inspiration because “it suggests shelter, self-knowledge, return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought and many other meanings that can be found in ancient people´s mythologies and suggest the use of this building as much as a shelter as an ideas’s instigator.”