WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES via millerkendrick.co.uk
This tiny 12m2 pop-up hotel in Wales, known as Arthur’s Cave, is inspired by the natural surrounding landscape.
Completed in May 2017 by London-based Miller Kendrick Architects, the cabin, which took four weeks to build, made use of modern construction techniques and predominately locally sourced materials.
“The structure is a combination of CNC-cut birch plywood ribs and sheathing panels, which act together to form a composite structure,” explain the architects on their website. The interiors are made entirely from plywood, including the sink and the bath, while the exteriors are clad in black-stained larch boards. Heated by a log burner, the cabin has both hot and cold running water, a self-composting toilet and solar-powered LED lighting.
The Welsh Government’s Tourism Product Innovation Fund backed the project, after the pop-up was named as one of eight Epic Retreats winners.
Read more about this project at millerkendrick.co.uk.