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Designer Caspar Schols puts a fresh spin on the classic wooden cabin with his recently-completed Anna Stay. Though it looks like a normal cabin at first glance, the unusual dwelling’s walls can be slid apart to open it up to the outside. Read more.

 

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Designer Caspar Schols puts a fresh spin on the classic wooden cabin with his recently-completed Anna Stay. Though it looks like a normal cabin at first glance, the unusual dwelling’s walls can be slid apart to open it up to the outside, allowing its owners to embrace a semi-outdoor lifestyle.

The idea for Anna Stay was originally conceived when Schols designed a similar garden shed for his mother a few years ago. It proved a big hit and he received media attention worldwide, so in the time since, he has studied architecture formally and worked to create a version that could be sold.

The cabin has four configurations: the first functions as a simple closed cabin, the second is to manually slide its walls apart to open its center up to the elements completely, while the third is the same, but with a glass roof and walls offering protection from the elements. The fourth, meanwhile, is to have glazed enclosures bookending the cabin on either side – it all.

ounds pretty complicated written down but makes more sense if you check out the photos in the gallery. The exterior is clad in Larch fir, while the interior is finished in Douglas fir and Birch ply and, according to the designer, the overall structure is inspired by railway buildings and how their walls provide structural stability.

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