Explore Wiki World’s innovative Sprite Cabin, a sustainable and easy-to-assemble retreat inspired by crystals. Situated in China’s Fragrant Lake, surrounded by a bamboo forest, this cabin boasts a unique hexagonal floor plan, rustic aesthetic, and timber detailing, providing a perfect escape from the modern-day world.
Wiki World, a sustainable architecture company, has recently completed the installation of the Sprite Cabin, a modern and eco-friendly retreat in Fragrant Lake, Huanggang City, China.
The cabin’s design was inspired by crystals and comprises three peaked volumes that combine to create a hut-like structure. The cabin was constructed using sustainable techniques that preserved all trees and vegetation on the site. Each component of the cabin was custom-designed using digital technology and prefabricated off-site. It arrives at the build site as an assembly kit, allowing anyone to erect the structure without prior building skills.
The Sprite Cabin features a hexagonal floor plan with a light wood foundation, which is elevated off the ground to further reduce its footprint and impact. The exterior wooden shingles resemble fish skin, while the irregular window openings and rustic patterns add to the cabin’s aesthetic appeal. The interior features a master bedroom, living area, bathroom, combustion wood stove, timber outdoor decking, and sharp triangular openings that frame the river view.
The Wiki World design team created a double-level floor plan, featuring an additional elevated bedroom area accessible via a timber ladder, which provides a hideout for children. The cabin’s interior design has been kept minimal to frame the environment and encourage stillness. The small scale of the structure brings guests closer to nature and helps detach from modern-day technology and distractions.
The Sprite Cabin is part of a series of “wild” getaway retreats by Wiki House and prioritizes a connection to nature. The unique destination provides an interactive architectural experience for parents to bond with their children while reconnecting with the rural Chinese landscape. The cabin was finished in January 2023 and seamlessly merges within the surrounding bamboo forest with its single aluminum-plated facade that reflects the vegetation.