Hut on Stilts

Nozomi Nakabayashi, Dorset, 2015

 

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A recreational hut and timber retreat

Hut on Stilts is a small hide away space in a woodland in Dorset. The client desired a compact small space to spend the night and to enjoy the view high above ground amongst the trees.

The project provides both comfort and excitement of a small house – a lower level open deck and an elevated hut. Each building element has a double function where the floor hides a bed under the removable plywood planks. The eave of the roof returns into the interior as a ledge of polycarbonate soffit and plywood table. The wall houses an alcove for a stove.

Nakabayashi worked both as the designer and the builder of the project, designing and constructing the project while inhabiting the site.

The structure was prefabricated, raised on site, and the interior fit-out and the exterior finish were built in situ with battery powered tools constructed with a 1-2 person team.

Data

  • Begun: Jul 2014
  • Completed: Feb 2015
  • Floor area: 6m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £40,000
  • Funding: private
  • Tender date: Jun 2014
  • Address: Dorset, Dorset, Dorset, United Kingdom

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