Normandy House by Beckmann-N'Thépé in France
Architects have long loved the concept of the cabin. There's the chance it offers to build on plots that would otherwise be impossible on a larger scale. Then there's the opportunity to explore new design directions in miniature form - like Le Corbusier and his Cabanon in Marseilles, which became a template for his dictum on minimal living. And, course, there's the sheer escapism attached to a mini retreat in some far off wilderness.
Today, the popularity of the cabin shows no sign of abating. Here, we take you on an interactive tour of five new designs - some created as architects' own homes, others for private clients - spanning all the way from the Italian Dolomites to a forest in Massachusetts.