Tar-coated wooden shingles cover the walls and roof of this small cabin, which architecture office Pirinen & Salo designed as a studio for a filmmaker on a wooded site beside lake Porovesi in Finland.
Helsinki-based practice Pirinen & Salo drew on the "mystical" worlds of 1980s adventure films for the design of The Filmmaker's Hut, which it describes as a "shrine to cinema".
Positioned on a gentle slope alongside the ruined foundations of an old stone building, the 15-square-metre studio is accessed via a wooden walkway that runs along the lake's shoreline.
To create a sense of mystery and escapism, the architect wanted both the age and size of The Filmmaker's Hut to be hard to intuit and so created a play in scale between the oversized gable-roof form, arched window and small wooden shingles.
"The path acts as a transition from the mundane to the dream world of creative work," described the studio.
"The exterior of the small hut is a delusion. It's made to appear much larger than its physical size. This, in turn, makes the surrounding nature and landscape appear colossal."
A black wooden staircase leads from the stone foundations up inside the cabin and directly into the workspace – a double-height barrel-vaulted room lined with dark oak panelling.
On either side of the space are built-in desks and storage units made from contrasting pale oak. These units incorporate a bookshelf, sound system and an integrated leather sofa, as well as a black cast iron fireplace.
Using the language of church architecture, the practice describes the centre of the structure as the "nave" and its desks as the "side aisles", while posters of the client's favourite films act as "the saints".
"The side aisles are for working while the main nave has enough height and air for ideas, dreams and imagination," explained the architecture studio.
"All the technical appliances that might give away the actual age of the hut are carefully hidden away to make the building appear ageless."
At the rear of The Filmmaker's Hut sits a bathroom and technical store.
A wooden ladder leads up to a small mezzanine that is designed for "catching ideas and daydreaming" while looking out into the forest through a porthole window.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a renewed interest in spaces that separate work and home life in the absence of shared offices.
In Aarhus, Danish practice Sleth recently completed a copper-clad cabin workspace for an author, which focuses on creating a connection to its natural, wooded site. Elsewhere, Finnish practice Studio Puisto designed an adaptable, prefabricated cabin to offer people who have been forced to spend more time at home during the pandemic a space to work or unwind.
The photography is by Marc Goodwin.
For our latest lookbook, we've collected 10 hotels from the Dezeen archive with free-spirited bohemian interiors that nod to the 1960s and 1970s.
An American West Coast aesthetic informed many of these hotel interiors, which feature plenty of natural materials such as wood and rattan, as well as a wealth of abstract artworks, potted plants and tactile textiles.
While a number of the hotels in this roundup are located in the US, the trend for bohemian interiors can also be seen in many other countries, including the UK and Mexico.
This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that provides visual inspiration for designers and design enthusiasts. Previous lookbooks include dark and moody interiors, Wes Anderson-esque interiors and smart storage solutions.
The first boutique hotel in the Cayman Islands, Palm Heights, was designed by creative director Gabriella Khalil and features pieces such as Mario Bellini sofas, Ingo Maurer lights and an Ettore Sottsass rug.
Palm Heights' design aesthetic was developed to be "like a 1970s-era mansion" and the hotel is filled with the saturated orange and yellow hues typical of the time, juxtaposed with patterned textiles and pale brown sofa upholstery.
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Bunkhouse Group and architecture office Lake Flato designed the Hotel Magdalena in Austin, Texas, to feature local art and "hippie textiles."
Pieces by local artisans are mixed with designer furniture, and one wall (pictured) is hung with a selection of 1970s original collages by the late abstract painter Graham Harmon.
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At the Sister City hotel in Lower Manhattan, guests can enjoy some peace from the hustle and bustle of New York. It was designed to be minimalist, with warm wood fittings and furniture added to give the hotel an inviting atmosphere.
Vintage furniture and plenty of potted plants help to create a bohemian interior that still feels modern.
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California deserts such as Joshua Tree informed the design of the Bermonds Locke hotel in London, which has a lobby clad in passivated zinc with a rainbow-coloured finish.
"Joshua Tree is known as a pilgrimage destination for the Californian hallucinogenic travellers," designer Alex Holloway said.
"The iridescence effect on the metal is reminiscent of dizzying colour saturation of the psychedelic experience – the brilliant purples, yellows and pinks."
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The design inside Strandhotel Zoomers is in harmony with the sandy dunes outside its windows. Here, linen, bamboo and sandy-beige hues combine for a zen, relaxed interior.
Its 12 rooms also feature tasselled rugs and throws, bamboo-panelled cupboards and shell-shaped ornaments for a sunny summer vibe.
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The cosy Wayfinder Hotel has a beautifully retro orange fireplace at the centre of its lounge, which is also filled with colourful furniture, ombre and patterned rugs, and lots of art.
The relaxed interior of the Rhode Island hotel was deliberately designed to feel "as if you were staying with friends."
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Designer Kelly Wearstler is the master of laid-back California cool, as evidenced in this design for the Santa Monica Proper hotel.
The beachy establishment features eclectic vintage furniture in its living-room-style lobby, where a groovy reception desk in front of a warm orange painting sets the tone for the guests' experience.
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Local craft pieces made by regional artisans was used for the bohemian interior of Mexico's Escondido Oaxa hotel.
Set in a former family home from the 19th century, Escondido Oaxa now features touches such as a split-level "culture room" for relaxing and socialising and serene bedrooms with wooden furniture.
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Photographs of 1970s-era South Beach, vintage furniture and woven sisalana fibre rugs are among the decorations in Miami's Life House Collins Park hotel.
Macrame wall hangings and handwoven tapestries also nod to 1970s arts and crafts, and add a nice handmade touch to the bohemian interior.
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A midcentury building designed by modernist architect Welton Becket in the 1960s was renovated to create Hotel June in Los Angeles, which is located in the city's beachside community of Playa Del Rey.
Informed by "a true California spirit," Hotel June has wood-clad ceilings and wooden and terrazzo furniture. Woven accents and green plants gives the hotel the year-round summer feel for which it was named.
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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen's image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing dark and moody interiors, Wes Anderson-esque interiors and smart storage solutions.