OK Plan Architects designed an unusual tiny shelter on the grounds of a property in Humpolec, Czech Republic. The home was envisioned as a serene lakeside retreat, and it provides its residents with a space to enjoy nature in solitude. The home's unique arched tensile fabric roof takes inspiration from caterpillar cocoons.
The Czech garden home looks much like a caterpillar crawling down the hill looking to access the lake. Its unique shape comes from matching two sturdy black cubes and a curved tensile roof. The organic canopy was made from tarpaulin—a large sheet of strong, flexible, waterproof material.
The shelter’s tiny interiors play a contrasting role: they are neat, uncluttered and modern. Warm details such as hardwood walls, floors and ceilings, in addition to carefully placed round windows, give the space a cozy feel.
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