The Kudhva Wilderness Cabins Are Located In A Disused Slate Quarry

New British Design’s latest installation is the creation of four unique wilderness cabins - or ‘Kudhva’ - that are located in a disused slate quarry on Britain’s North Cornwall coast. #Cabin #Architecture

Photography by Roy Riley

 

New British Design’s latest installation is the creation of four unique wilderness cabins – or ‘Kudhva’ – that are located in a disused slate quarry on Britain’s North Cornwall coast.

 

The cabins, designed in collaboration with client Louise Middleton, are intended to be the first phase of a wider masterplan for the site, offering the public the chance to experience temporary small scale experimental architecture.

New British Design has created four unique wilderness cabins - or ‘Kudhva’ - that are located in a disused slate quarry on Britain’s North Cornwall coast. #Building #Architecture #Cabins

Photography by Ben Huggins

The cabins were built by boat builder turned furniture maker Toby Sharp, together with a small team of master craftsmen in a nearby workshop. The cabins were then assembled and transported to site before being craned onto their cradle bases.


New British Design has created four unique wilderness cabins - or ‘Kudhva’ - that are located in a disused slate quarry on Britain’s North Cornwall coast. #Building #Architecture #Cabins

Photography by Ben Huggins

Constructed from structural, insulated paged-pine panels with an EDPM rubber membrane covering, each pre-fabricated design was intended to offer a unique perspective on the Cornish landscape from their elevated position amongst the trees.


New British Design’s latest installation is the creation of four unique wilderness cabins - or ‘Kudhva’ - that are located in a disused slate quarry on Britain’s North Cornwall coast. #Cabin #Architecture

Photography by George Fielding

Available to rent, each cabin has a small sitting area positioned to take advantage of the large angled window.


New British Design’s latest installation is the creation of four unique wilderness cabins - or ‘Kudhva’ - that are located in a disused slate quarry on Britain’s North Cornwall coast. #Cabin #Architecture

Photography by George Fielding

Simple stairs with tiny wood treads have galvanised steel railings that lead up to a sleeping loft.


Simple stairs with tiny wood treads have galvanised steel railings that lead up to a sleeping loft in this small cabin. #Stairs

Photography by George Fielding

The sleeping loft is perched between the angled walls and has a smaller window. The site also hosts a temporary scaffolding reception building offering a canteen as well as toilets and showers. 


This tiny cabin has a sleeping loft perched between the angled walls. #SleepingLoft #TinyCabin

Photography by Roy Riley | Architects: New British Design | Lead Architect: Ben Huggins | Build: Toby Sharp, Jack Faulkner, Ronan Martinot, and Neil Simpson | Installation: Dean Danger Associates

Get the contemporist daily email newsletter – sign up here

Luminaire – May 2019 – Ingo Maurer Luzy
Social Media – Pinterest