architecture studio 2DM was commissioned to design a series of cabins for two people on a small plot in puertecillo, chile. focusing on building privacy and a warm interior atmosphere, ‘wanka lodge’ creates a subtle architectural expression on the landscape that cocoons users in a cozy, yet light-filled space.

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

all images courtesy of 2DM

 

 

as the number of cabins requested by the client increased, more privacy was required as the buildings began to encroach on one another. to counter this, 2DM proposed that the lodges fold over themselves. with two pieces that fit together like a jigsaw, each cabin is composed of folding elements. the bottom floor plane folds up while the top roof plane folds down to create the walls.

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

 

 

the cabins boast double timber walls, which provide increased acoustic insulation from the nearest neighbor. the use of timber and the shape of the folded elements work together to create a safe and enclosed space, and a warm, private interior. 

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

2DM creates two cozy cabins from folded timber structures in puertecillo, chile designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: wanka lodge

location: puertecillo, chile

design: 2DM

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom