The Oak Refuge is a minimalist cabin located in Catskills, New York, designed by Corpus Studio. The separation of the interior spaces and functions, defined by five interconnected modular cabins, is emphasized with two giant, wall-sized, sliding doors dividing the central public spaces; giving the possibility to isolate each modular cabin, temporarily bringing back the feeling of being in a tiny cabin. In the same way the space oscillates between a contemporary, open-plan and a traditional, closed-format interior; the materials and textures chosen for the finishes and furniture intentionally juxtapose the old against the new. The central and quintessential gathering spot of this (and perhaps any) cabin is surely the fireplace; it is designed as a glorified pit, featuring a ceramic suspended smoke canopy, resembling the buttressed trunk of a great forest tree. Visit Corpus Studio’s Instagram page for more projects.