North America’s Cabin Typology Explored

In the Cabin Fever exhibition, at the Vancouver Art Gallery, dozens of images, artifacts and paraphernalia trace the development of the North American cabin—from the 1600s to present day. Stepping beyond architecture and typology, the exhibit addresses the cabin’s changing role in culture—from simple shelter to idyllic lodging. Curated by California-based writer Jennifer M Volland, the gallery’s senior curator Bruce Grenville, and associate curator Stephanie …

Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts

A beautiful book of impressively designed retreats that inspire wilderness solitude

Since the dawn of civilization, people have sought refuge from it. For many, time in nature can bring clarity and perspective to life, and it’s the off-the-beaten-track dwellings that provide this respite from society. With around-the-clock connectivity via smartphones and urbanization at an all-time high, getting away from it all has never been more essential. However finding solace in the wilderness certainly doesn’t mean shivering …

Scott & Scott Architects Alpine Cabin

A beautifully rugged, off-the-grid powder haven inspired by snowboarding

Having grown tired of life in established firms, Vancouver-based architects Susan and David Scott ditched their digs in favor of the road less traveled, founding Scott and Scott Architects to focus on designing projects in more challenging environments. Launching today, 21 February, the small shop proudly introduces their first flagship project, an off-the-grid alpine cabin inspired by the physical and mental isolation involved with backcountry …