Futuristic ‘Blackbird Cabin’ Concept Is Folded Like Architectural Origami
Blackbird cabin is a truly unique and modern retreat designed by Stipfold. The idea for it was first sketched out in 2012 and later transformed into a fully developed concept design. Though not planned for construction, Stipfold believes that unfiltered conceptual design helps the architecture firm develop as creatives and understand their mission as designers.
Like a piece of origami, the Blackbird is designed as a single plane folded to create an enclosure. The plane itself is designed in a black metal layer that makes the sleek angular form appear more dynamic. Each fold of the plane is intended to create interesting profiles from every angle of view. This is why the building has no planned entrance or path towards the cabin; Stipfold believes this ambiguity makes the design easy to build in any location and imagines this structure as “a spaceship that can land in any environment.”