It was great fun compering the Wood Awards last week, and seeing the highly deserving winners including the King’s Place concert hall where all the veneer came from a single oak. I noticed that the judges and the supplement kept introducing mentions and pictures of one project that was not a winner, just because it was so enchanting.
This was Freya’s cabin, on Kielder Water, by Studio Weave, a simplistic form but with wonderful fretwork cut-outs and a magical way of allowing light to enter. An ideal place to stop for a sandwich on the way round the lake. They are a young practice, and this is their first commission to have a roof.