The Pyramid Cabin stands on the hillside of the Huanggang forest
Located in Huanggang City’s ‘Fragrant Lake’ i Chinathe ‘Pyramid Cabin’ is one part of the ‘wild’ three house building plan Chinese architectural practice Wiki World. After a series of residential projects built with natural materials in unspoiled sites, the cabin nestled in a forested hill and forms two stories wooden volume covered by a unique pyramid roof blending with the wood. The house aims for a discreet construction that lives in harmony with the surrounding nature and explores a ‘close to the wilderness’ relationship, the house covers a minimal footprint with its timber frame. A shield gallery runs along the outside which is protected by the large receptacle crown. The roof of the pyramid has a side length of eight meters and a six meter high tip hanging close to the ground level, which reinforces the feeling of solidarity and security.
all images by Arch EXIST, Wu Ting, Pan Yanjun
a burnt wooden pyramid hovering over a light frame
The cabin structure at Wiki World like a large pyramid hovering over a light wooden framework. The roof uses local charred timber, while the rest of the construction uses prefabricated and site-built laminated timber. All irregular components and nodes are designed and customized through digital technology, achieving complete assembly construction.
There is a regular loft bedroom on the inside of the pyramid, and the first floor arranges a living space and a bathroom, while the rest of the area combines an outdoor terrace. Protected from wind and rain, the eaves provide a comfortable resting space with a fixed height of about one and a half meters and create a long horizontal landscape view. Carrying over the natural construction technique of the ‘wild house’ project, the team lights the facade of the carbonized wooden boards. The structure rests on metal components and stands slightly elevated above the ground.
The two-story log cabin is built with natural materials on an unspoiled forest hillside site
the volume of wood is covered with a unique pyramidal roof that blends with the woodland
The large frontal crown is made of local burnt wood
A shield gallery runs along the exterior which is protected under the pyramidal roof
protected from wind and rainwater, the eaves provide a comfortable resting space
the eaves create a long horizontal landscape view under the hovering pyramid