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Icelandic Trekking Cabins

A collaborative competition entry from our Glasgow and Inverness studios produced the concept design for a series of Icelandic trekking cabins.

Concept 1: Huldufolk Hus: The local vernacular inspired the design of the trekking cabin, where deep flanking walls protect a large central living volume; this provides not only the environmental benefits inherent in the form but also a familiarity that is appropriate for the varied locations where the cabin could be placed throughout the island.

Concept 2: The Compass Hut: Inspired by the Vegvisir, or ‘sign post,’ the design radiates around a central communal space, evoking the feel of gathering and telling stories around the fire. The hut is conceived as a pure geometric form, a welcome, glowing refuge which touches the landscape lightly yet carries its own presence.

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July 9, 2019