Having just spent a week in a cabin in the woods, I have a whole new fascination with the idea of a green get-away. The cabin I stayed in was a 1500 sq ft deal with a decidedly 70s flair, the best feature being the deck overlooking a grove of pines. The Crab House, however, turns that cabin on its A-line roof.
Architect Andrea Salvini has designed an anthropomorphic beach house that was inspired by – you guessed it – a crab. The house sits up on stilts, which is kind of where the likeness to a crab ends (thankfully), but is also eco-friendly in that it is built with energy efficiency in mind and utilizes environmentally responsible materials for construction.
Designing up, rather than out, also helps to minimize the footprint, kind of literally, by getting the most living area out of the least ground space. It’s not exactly the zero-carbon footprint plan that others are dreaming up, but I think this may be next on my list of cabins to rent, should it ever get built…
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