nozomi nakabayashi creates tiny hut on stilts getaway
all images © henrietta williams 

 

 

hidden in a small oak woodland in dorset, U.K. is the ‘hut on stilts’ by architect nozomi nakabayashi. the 2.5m x 2.5m micro-home stands high above the ground, serving as a magical getaway to rest, ponder, and refresh the mind of the client, a writer. the structure is split into two floors. below, an exterior deck provides an area to relax and have small get togethers, as well as store things off ground. above, is the hut’s main floor which includes a wood-burning stove, hidden bed, and a patio connected via large, swinging windows

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lower level provides an open deck area

 

 

 

the construction was carefully planned using prefabricated parts that were raised directly on the site. nakabayashi, who designed and composed one half of the two-person building team, completed both interior and exterior with only battery-powered tools — once the crane did the heavy lifting. the eave of the roof returns into the interior to create a ledge space made of polycarbonate soffit and a small plywood table area. materials include cork as insulation and exposed wall cladding, locally-sourced western red cedar, douglas fir for the main structure and reclaimed telephone poles as the base

 


video courtesy of nozomi nakabayashi

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the upper level looks onto a view of the woodland beyond

nozomi nakabayashi creates tiny hut on stilts getaway
the tilted wall is fitted with insulated exposed cork panelling

nozomi nakabayashi hut on stilts designboom
the deck side façade fully opens with oak framed glazed doors 

nozomi nakabayashi creates tiny hut on stilts getaway
each side of the interior houses different functions 

nozomi nakabayashi hut on stilts designboom
low window provides view to match the eye level when sitting down

nozomi nakabayashi creates tiny hut on stilts getaway
a bed is hidden under the raised floor 

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corner ledges with polycarbonate soffit

nozomi nakabayashi creates tiny hut on stilts getaway
construction phase, cladding the roof with cork boards

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prefabricated roof raising

 

 

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