This is ANNA Stay, the wooden cabin that just won the World Hotel Building of Year 2022 Award at the World Architecture Festival. It is the world’s largest architectural event, so it’s a pretty big deal. The sustainable design from Cabin ANNA is movable, maneuverable and like nothing architecture has ever seen before.
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The cabin is protected with two sliding shells that allow the cabin to be opened up to the world outside. The inner shell is made of double glass. The outer shell is wood. Thereby, the two shells can be moved and changed at will. The wooden shell is insulated to trap warmth inside. The glass is perfect on warmer days. And on really warm days, everything can be opened up to let the breezes in. Everything is adaptable, so this cabin is comfortable year-round.
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Furthermore, the design is modular, resulting in a short construction time and minimal construction impact on the environment. The materials for the building can be made with CNC machines and 3D printers using digital files. The rest of the materials needed, like the wood, can be locally sourced.
Various rubber and aluminum extrusion techniques were used to create a water-tight, wind-tight design. Aluminum rails are integrated into the wind labyrinth. You can see why this innovative design is winning awards. But more importantly, it’s a global design that can go anywhere. It’s a sustainable design that honors the environment and it’s a design meant to connect humans to nature, concepts that help humanity move toward a healthier, happier planet Earth.
ANNA Stay cabin is situated against an amazing backdrop of rivers and green trees, with stunning views all around. The sky is expansive and endless overhead, while the water creates a gorgeous natural mirror. The amazing, award-winning design can be placed anywhere.
Photography by Jorrit ‘t Hoen and Tonu Tunnel