What looks like a cabin turned on its side, partially lifted off the ground with steel stilts, has landed beside a traditional farmhouse in an Austrian field. Urlaubs Architektur has created the effect of a foreign object that nevertheless speaks the vernacular of its surroundings, blending in quite well in its beautiful mountain setting.
Whether it was brought in by aliens or dropped during a tornado, Wizard of Oz-style, ‘UFOgel‘ is a visually interesting addition to the adjacent traditional home. Due to the variations in topography, the miniature modern cabin appears to be set at an odd angle in comparison to the farmhouse.
Created as a holiday house, the cabin contains its own kitchen, bathroom, a dining area capable of accommodating eight guests, and a loft space with room for four. The interior is clad in warm timber for a welcoming feel that invokes the classic architectural typologies of ski chalets in the Alps.
The double height, curved ceiling, large windows and creative built-in furniture make the space feel a lot larger than its 45 square meters, lifting a lounge space into the angular glassed bump-out above the banquette.