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Shangri-la Cabin / DRAA + Magdalena Besomi

Shangri-la Cabin is the first of a series of elevated mountain cabins designed to populate a tall native woodland. Trees dating various centuries can be found in the plot delimited by a 100-meters vertical basalt face and a stream.

© Felipe Camus

Architects: DRAA, Magdalena Besomi

Location: Nevados de Chillán, Coihueco, Bío Bío Region, Chile

Design Team: Nicolas del Rio, Felipe Camus, Magdalena Besomi

Land Area: 1 hectarea

Area: 45.0 m2

Project Year: 2016

Photographs: Felipe Camus, Magdalena Besomi

© Magdalena Besomi

Text description provided by the architects. Shangri-la Cabin is the first of a series of elevated mountain cabins designed to populate a tall native woodland. Trees dating various centuries can be found in the plot delimited by a 100-meters vertical basalt face and a stream.
© Magdalena Besomi

The soil is rich in biodiversity but also depicts the battle occurring in the wood; large fallen trees rotting and supporting new life, layers of volcanic ash combine with fallen branches that randomly reshape the flow of water. In wintertime, the canopy thins allowing more light and thick snow to penetrate.

© Felipe Camus

The cabin lifts upwards similar to a tree in the search for light, buttressing on a thin platform, minimising the impact on the ground. The concrete platform presents oblique and opposing angles, detaching from the sturdy and the pr...
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