This Is the Cliffside Dwelling of Our Cabin Porn Dreams

Say hi to the only Alps getaway you'll ever want.

By Diane Rommel

 
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15 August 2016

Except, perhaps, for the pyramid, there's no architectural form more precisely named than the A-frame: It looks exactly as you'd expect, with steeply sloped rooves that, from one end, form the letter A.

If you've ever strung a clothesline and tented a sheet across it, you've built an A-frame, a form that is synonymous with outdoor escapes and wintry cabins, and not for nothing: Those pitched rooftops, imported to the U.S. after World War II from similar homes in the European Alps, are designed to safely deposit heavy snowfall to the ground.

All of this history factors into the magical appeal of German designer Matthias Arndt's rendering of a hillside A-frame cabin. Created as a response to a work prompt investigating an ideal cliffside house, Arndt's cabin nestles snugly into the slope. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer exquisite views from the ground floor and more privacy for the bedrooms above. If it were real, it'd be perfect. 

Surely someone with a hillside to spare is ready to make this happen? Pretty please?

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