minimal wooden hut perches on a stony outcrop of the UK mainland

minimal wooden hut perches on a stony outcrop of the UK mainland

Echo crafts the Sanna Hut in response to its challenging context

 

Echo, led by Sam Booth, designs the Sanna Hut responding to the challenging context of its remote location at the farthest point of the UK mainland. Situated in Sanna Bay, known for its windswept conditions and pristine sandy beaches, the design draws from the rugged coastal surroundings. The three distinct forms of the cabin, particularly the largest, evoke the appearance of a vessel perched on a stony outcrop, reminiscent of flotsam on rocks. Positioned just 200 meters from the beach, it seamlessly integrates with the nearby township, resembling a boat washed ashore.

 

The construction, marked by its minimal impact on the site, requires no traditional foundations. Instead, it rests on a galvanized steel substructure anchored to a stone mound on the croft. Accessible via a narrow timber and steel gangway leading to a small deck, the Hut’s unassuming exterior contrasts with its well-thought-out contemporary interior. Despite its modest size, the 29 sqm open-plan space is designed for comfort and luxury, catering to well-traveled visitors.

minimal wooden hut perches on a stony outcrop of the UK mainland
all images courtesy of Sanna Croft – Echo

 

 

breathable materials ensure a comfortable indoor environment

 

The L-shaped plan divides the interior into two distinct yet functional spaces, centered around a flickering stove. Floor-to-ceiling windows on nearly every side offer expansive views, while shutters and doors provide natural ventilation. Echo‘s breathable sheathing materials selection, sheep wool insulation, and untreated renewable spruce paneling contribute to a comfortable indoor environment, regulating humidity. Integral blinds on all windows and doors manage solar gain, ensuring a well-lit interior during the long days and short summer nights of the remote outpost.

minimal wooden hut perches on a stony outcrop of the UK mainland
Sanna Hut seamlessly integrates with the rugged coastal surroundings

minimal wooden hut perches on a stony outcrop of the UK mainland
integral blinds on windows and doors effectively manage solar gain, ensuring a well-lit interior

minimal wooden hut perches on a stony outcrop of the UK mainland
king-sized bed nestles under the ‘prow’s sloping sides with stunning views of the distant hills

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the cabin’s form evokes the appearance of a vessel perched on a stony outcrop

minimal wooden hut perches on a stony outcrop of the UK mainland
the open-plan layout is designed to create distinct and intimate spaces

minimal wooden hut perches on a stony outcrop of the UK mainland
each bespoke fixture is designed to maximise the opportunities of the small space

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Echo, committing to minimal impact, incorporates a galvanized steel substructure anchored to a stone mound

 

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Sanna Hut elevations
Sanna Hut elevations
Sanna Hut plan
Sanna Hut plan
Sanna Hut site plan
Sanna Hut site plan
Sanna Hut and Water Tower elevation
Sanna Hut and Water Tower elevation
Sanna Hut sketch
Sanna Hut sketch

project info:

 

name: Sanna Hut
architect: Sam Booth – Echo | @echo.living_

location: Scotland, UK

photography: Sanna Croft – Echo

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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