New South Wales
Hutch is a capsule of shelter, sustainability and style. A prototype, off-grid cabin tucked away in a valley near the rural village of Wollombi. The project was conceptualised recognising the urban dwellers’ need for escape, recharge in nature, rest, relaxation, adventure and, perhaps most of all, wellbeing. A need that has been heightened by the recent global pandemic that coincided with our design process.
Complex functional requirements had to be created in almost impossibly small spaces to achieve the modest footprint. Madeleine Blanchfield Architects met the challenge of maximum usability and sustainable living within the weight and size constraints of a mobile dwelling.
The end result is an open, flexible and spacious feeling pod which, when opened up, is virtually entirely outdoors. A wood-fired hot tub completes the experience with bathing beneath the stars at night.