The idea behind this minimalistic cliff cabin was to create architecture overlooking the ocean with a feeling of weightlessness. This 270° glass structure nestles in the rock and stands a little before the cliff, provoking the sense of “impossible architecture”. Just like a lighthouse, it confronts the sea breeze on an everyday basis; however, the building, which is set on the vertical pillar and secured with the foundation made of recycled concrete, is absolutely equilibrated.
The central pillar takes up small internal space and, at the same time, includes most engineering and communications, maximising the view over the Atlantic Ocean. Privacy is achieved by an integrated system of window blinds around the perimeter.
Minimalist open concept interior of a 48 sq m cabin includes only essential furniture. A warm beige theme provides homely vibes and cosiness independent of the weather and “mood” of the ocean outside. Functional zones of the living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, flow from one to another.
Stylistically, there is a combination of modern style with geometrical shapes and live primitive design; straight lines, rounded forms of sofas, round lamps, straw panels as surface of the wall, roughly processed logs, ceramic decor, low dining chairs. All the furniture is simplistic to avoid overlapping the dramatic view. The bathroom privacy preserved by usage of a special glass with transparency adjustment.
This project was developed as a holiday home for a surfer, who is no stranger to a confrontation with a powerful element of nature, the air. As an archetype of this cabin we took an ancient lighthouse, standing unwaveringly at the very edge of the earth and indicating a safe passage for ships.