New British Design has created a series of pyramid-shaped cabins in a disused Slate quarry in Cornwall.
The huts, which are named after the Cornish word for ‘hideout’, are raised above the ground on wooden struts. Guests can peep out at the rocky landscape from triangular windows cut into the sleeping areas, or admire the view from the cabins’ padded wooden seats.
‘For as long as I can remember, the fascination with an elevated aspect has drawn me to certain objects from diving boards to the umpire’s chair,’ says designer and former boat builder Toby Sharp. ‘The familiar unfamiliarity of seeing an everyday scene or objects from a strange position is the genesis of making it interesting again.’
The stilted cabins – which can be booked via the Kudhva site with prices on inquiry – were transported to the site fully built and lifted onto their stilts using cranes, which also means they can be easily relocated in the future. There are more architectural projects planned for the quarry in future years.
Kudhva, Sanding Road, Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, Cornwall