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This Zinc-Covered 'Twin Cabin' Is So Strange, So Satisfying

All photos by Johnny Barrington via <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/05/studio-weave-midden-studio-scotland-west-coast-cabin-zinc-facade/"></a>
All photos by Johnny Barrington via

With its striking all-zinc facade embossed with diamonds and crosses, this newly completed artist studio in rural western Scotland looks almost like an adorable pair of architectural Argyle sweaters. The real inspirations for the structure, not surprisingly, are more sophisticated. Conceived by London firm Studio Weave, the Midden Studio gets the pattern of its facade from various historic structures, including Italy's Palazzo dei Diamanti and Chiesa del Gesu Nuova church in Italy, as well as Scotland's crumbling Crichton Castle.

The cabin itself—twin gable volumes slightly offset and perched over a brook—is in the designers' words, "a lovechild of native granite and local buildings." They also tell Dezeen it's "half a fancy creature with mouldings and gables, half hard, freckled and elemental."

Inside, the studio is entirely covered in plywood. Large skylights and one sizable glass window facing down at the stream give this little space an incredible connection to the surrounding landscape.

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