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Moxon see off Sutherland Hussey and Roderick James to win Wild Cabins contest

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September 18 2014

Moxon see off Sutherland Hussey and Roderick James to win Wild Cabins contest
Moxon Architects have won a design competition to create a number of short-stay holiday cabins for artists and cultural thinkers, seeing off shortlisted schemes from Sutherland Hussey and Roderick James.

Wild Cabins was organised by social enterprise Wide Open in a bid to connect people with remote landscapes by building contemporary shelters in out of the way places around the UK.

Moxon’s solution sees small clusters of off-grid cabins built to provide creature comforts to guests in some of Britain’s most remote landscapes.

Each cabin will make use of off grid technology and is designed to be easily moveable to prevent damage to the landscapes it seeks to promote.

An accompanying cultural programme will also offer opportunities for artists to explore identity, distinctiveness and the overlapping potential of places and people.

Wide Open are currently looking for landowners interested in playing host to the cabins.
Creatives will be encouraged to take up residence in the remote homes
Creatives will be encouraged to take up residence in the remote homes
Despite being far from civilzation occupants won't want for comforts
Despite being far from civilzation occupants won't want for comforts

No specific sites have yet been identified for the cabins
No specific sites have yet been identified for the cabins
Solitude will be the key selling point for the holiday let properties
Solitude will be the key selling point for the holiday let properties

The flexible spaces are planned to be sited in pine forests, riverbanks and even a harbout jetty
The flexible spaces are planned to be sited in pine forests, riverbanks and even a harbout jetty
The portable cabins can be easily relocated
The portable cabins can be easily relocated

3 Comments

Van Cara
#1 Posted by Van Cara on 18 Sep 2014 at 12:36 PM
...what's wrong with a caravan? If these cultural "thinkers" want to go outdoors without wrecking the landscape the could simply join the mountain both association and stop being so pretentious.
hingwy
#2 Posted by hingwy on 18 Sep 2014 at 14:39 PM
These cabins are a much more welcome sight in the wild than a stinking, beige, fibreglass caravan being lugged around by your broon Nissan Cherry.
James
#3 Posted by James on 23 Sep 2014 at 23:31 PM
Calm down Van. Slightly bizarre high horse you're on there. Is architecture worth nothing at all?

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