Rock The Shack
The architecture of huts and refuges
Whether weekend homes or vacation cabins, this architecture embodies our desire to relax in nature.
Rock the Shack takes us to the places we crave. For the first time in human history, more people live in cities than in the countryside. Yet, at the same time, more and more city dwellers yearn for rural farms, mountain cabins or seaside homes. These types of refuges offer the modern man and woman the promise of what urban centers generally cannot offer them: calm, relaxation, inaccessibility, a return to basics, the feeling of to be human again.
Rock the Shack is a survey of these contemporary hideaways around the world, from the simplest to the most luxurious. The book presents a fascinating array of cabins, cottages, second homes, tree houses, transformations, shelters and cocoons, furnished sparingly or intricately. The external appearance of the structures presented is just as important as the view from the inside. These various projects have in common an exceptional spirit which associates the unique character of a geographical location with the individual character of the owner and the architect of the building.