This Architectural Cabin Design is Nestled Between Terraced Rice Paddies for Spectacular Views
Denis Guchev with Studio Precht having noticed the beauty and cultural significance of terraced rice paddy fields, have designed a concept that imagines what living amidst terraces of rice paddy might look like.
Denis Guchev with Studio Precht having noticed the beauty and cultural significance of terraced rice paddy fields, have designed a concept that imagines what living amidst terraces of rice paddy might look like with his architectural visualization project, Rice Pad.
It is a seven-roof structure, which appears as four cantilever main houses, joined by an exposed hallway running perpendicular to each house. The design offers spectacular views of the rolling terraces of rice paddy fields, with floor-to-ceiling windows filling the entirety of the front-facing façade of each house.
Many terraced rice paddy fields are designed by adhering to the curving gradient of the mountain, carving massive steps into its pre-existing contours. The Rice Pad design brings to life this ancient history of rice farming diligence and a respectful tactile approach when working on the land.
Rice Pad’s contiguous pitched roofs mimic rows of high mountain summits – the same landscape into which terraces of rice paddies are carved. During the day, sunlight might reflect off the flooded rice paddies, lighting up each home’s dark panels of timber. Then at night, warm, yellow light pours from Rice Pad’s own terraces and windows, becoming a sort of lighthouse between the curving tides of rice paddies.
The amazing concept of bringing Rice Pad to the terraced wonders of rice farming ranks as one of the most impressive eco-friendly architectural designs in the past year. Other notable designs are modular cabins, houseboats, and tiny homes, that seamlessly blend into their surrounding natural environment.
- date publishedMarch 1, 2021
- original sourceYanko Design