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Cozy Shmozy: This Swiss Cabin Eschews Logs for Concrete

While it's been proven without a shadow of a doubt that concrete can, indeed, be used to effectively for architecture that is not a parking garage, it's unclear if the newfound flexibility of the medium can translate to tiny "log" cabins. The people at Nickish Sano Walder Architects modeled this mini lodge in Graubünden, Switzerland, after the barn that once stood in its spot. To create, by their words, a "fossilized version" of that building, the firm poured concrete to look like the infill of a log cabin, and made the interiors even bleaker (and, uh, chicer) with hard angles softened only by faux furs and a fireplace.

All the photos, over at Curbed Ski. >>