The world's greatest summer retreats, collected
Hey, remember when your summer was about getting away from it all?
Finding peace and solace in some exotic, far-flung destination, getting back to nature and escaping the urban jungle? That awesome plan?
Helping you rediscover that inspiration: Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, available now for pre-order.
From renowned German design publisher Gestalten, the hardcover Hide and Seek is a spiritual companion to last year’s Rock the Shack. Essentially, it’s a meditation on the world’s most bucolic retreats, showcasing each hideaway in a series of mesmeric photos and essays.
Some of the places you can rent. Many, if not all, can inspire.
Whatever your refuge of desire, it’s here: forest retreats, lakeside cabins, mountain chalets, kick-ass treehouses and even a cabin inspired by rhombic dodecahedrons.
Not all of these retreats are necessarily “rustic”: many work modern design (and amenities) into their natural environment.
Don’t think of these escapes as a pipe dream: one of our favorites, a playful, domed orange bungalow in Thailand, cost just $6,000 to build — and includes a roof deck.
Still time to seek refuge, friend.
Credits – Top: Branch Studio Archtitects; middle: Baumraum; bottom: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. All from Hide and Seek, copyright Gestalten 2014.