Freya’s cabin and Robin’s hut by british practice Studio Weave is a story of two humble wooden structures separated by a stretch of kielder water, considered two long lost lovers set in a wooded backdrop.
Each hut, mirrored in material and proportion, possess completely unique structural approaches. Freya’s cabin is a reflection of the landscape, made up of sectional slices with profiles of tree branches, pressed together to create an extrusion of the cabin’s form. Robin’s home is instead a more traditionally built timber frame system clad in wooden tiles. both open to the land and sea, the cabins offer a resting place for runners or cyclists traveling around the park, extending views across the water to the counterpart structure. they also stand as beacons along the trail, marking specific distances around the lake’s perimeter.
The story of freya and robin, in the architect’s words, goes as follows:
Robin lived in a simple wooden hut on the edge of the forest on the north bank. Freya, who loved flowers (and Robin!), lived on the south bank. Freya fell for Robin and showed her affection by making him the gift of an intricate cabin in the image of the woodlands he so loved. meanwhile, over the water, Robin was building a boat, which freya thought he was building in order to row over to her and the cabin. but the cabin was on the south bank, so robin couldn’t see Freya or the cabin because of the sun in his eyes. He was actually heading off on an adventure.’
Photography by © David Williams
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Project Design by Studio Weave