We’ve seen some unique ways to get away from the modern world that we live in. The current pandemic has inspired more people to retreat, and today we get a look at a rather unique way to do so. Today we get a look at the Voxel Quarantine Cabin. This stunning design was created by a team of students and researchers of the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia’s Valldaura Labs.
The cabin is a sustainable wooden retreat which is found in the forest of Collserola natural park. The dwelling has been created as a one-person cabin that is made for self-containment. The cabin was built in just five months, constructed from cross-laminated timber panels made from 40 Aleppo Pine trees. The trees were milled, dried, processed, and pressed on-site.
The panels are held together by lap joins and wooden dowels, which are covered in cork insulation. The offcuts from the processing were treated with a Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique, and garden boxes are seen covering the roof. The cabin features three solar panels and independent battery storage, rainwater collection systems, gray-water recycling, and black-water treatment. The self-sufficient space can accommodate one occupant for 14 days.
Take a closer look at the Voxel Quarantine Cabin in the images and find out more from Valldaura Labs. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more modern architecture coming soon.
Photos via Adrià Goula / Valldaura Labs