architectural studio prescription has designed a trekking cabin whose shape and style is a perfect nod to the environment and its’ inhabitants. looking out into the vast ocean, the compact seastar trekking cabin is a metaphor for the starfish which rests on the beach of the baltic sea.

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the seastar cabin is a nod to the starfish and the icon for saved locations on map services

 

 

the trekking cabin is designed for 4 hikers who can rest in their own private sleeping area located in the points of the star. at the centre there is common are which hosts a furnace and a shared table for the inhabitants to dine as well as a dedicated washing area with a sink and shower.

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at the centre of the cabin a communal area hosts a furnace, dining table, sink and shower.

 

 

prescription‘s chosen shape and style for the cabin not only creates a playful interaction with its’ surroundings but is a clever nod to the pentagon star, a universal icon for a saved location in most online map services. for this reason the trekking cabin stands out to travellers who when using a map application will be drawn to its location.

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the trekking cabin will mimic a saved location in appearance on travellers’ maps

 

 

as well as a shelter to its’ inhabitants the seastar has been designed with sustainability in mind, not only built out of local and environmentally friendly wooden materials, but also using natural elements to provide further amenities. optional pv sells can be installed on the roof generating minimal electricity and a slope in the roof collects rain water before it is filtered and available for use in the shower and sink.

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the trekking cabin invites travellers to seek shelter

 

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a furnace and dining table are hosted in the communal area

seastar trekking cabin prescription designboom

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architectural diagram of the seastar

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the seastar features private storage in its’ corners as well as log storage in the centre

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the seastar is built out of timber

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a terrace and stilts can be attached to the trekking cabin to suit different terrains

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rain water is collected and filtered to be used for the built-in shower

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