In Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons, and Hide-Outs, Sofia Borges and Sven Ehmann describe how for the first time, city dwellers outnumber people living in rural areas. The antidote to urban chaos? Rural retreats (cabins, shacks, cottages, tree houses, even cocoons).
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Above: Rock the Shack is available from Amazon for $38.48.
Above: This beach hut is completely mobile. Located in Waikato, New Zealand, and designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects (see more of the project at A Portable Beach Cabin, Sled Included).
Above: A studio located in Newfoundland and designed by Saunders Architecture (see more at The Northernmost House: Fogo Island Artist Studios).
Above: The interior of one of the Fogo Island Artist Studios by Saunders Architecture.
Above: This home was prefabricated prior to reaching its final destination: Easter Island in Chile. The home was designed by AATA Arquitectos.
Above: A cabin by German-based Atelier st Gesellschaft von Architekten merges with nature by its large glass window.
Above: This home is located in the woods nearby Tokyo, Chucu, Japan, and built by Koji Tsutsui & Associates.
Above: The interior of the home shown in the above photo. Located in Tokyo, Chucu, Japan, and built by Koji Tsutsui & Associates.
Above: An A-framed home with panoramic views in Catalonia, Spain, designed by Cadaval & Sola-Morales.
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Frequently asked questions
What is 'Required Reading: Rock the Shack' about?
Required Reading: Rock the Shack is a book that showcases cabin designs and modern architecture using natural materials and alternative energy sources.
Who is the author of 'Required Reading: Rock the Shack'?
Required Reading: Rock the Shack was written by Berlin-based writer and photographer, Sven Ehmann.
Does the book have any practical advice for building a cabin?
Yes, the book includes practical advice and tips for building a cabin, including how to choose the location, the materials to use, and the types of energy sources available.
Is 'Required Reading: Rock the Shack' suitable for architects and designers?
Yes, the book is suitable for architects, designers, and anyone interested in modern cabin architecture.
Where can I buy 'Required Reading: Rock the Shack'?
The book is available on various online platforms, including Amazon.com.