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Competition: five Cabins books to be won

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Taschen to offer readers the chance to win one of five copies of a book filled with examples of cabin architecture.

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Eggleston Farkas, Methow Cabin. Main image: Narein Perera, Estate Bungalow

Congratulations to the winners! Serraz Christophe from France, Michael Jack from Australia, Tom Badger from the UK, Katarina Vretenar from Croatia and Wazir Rohiman from Mauritius.

Documented through text, photographs and illustrations by French artist Marie-Laure Cruschi, Cabins explores the creative solutions devised by architects when presented with limited space.

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Aires Mateus, Cabanas no Rio Huts

"In eschewing excess, the cabin limits actual spatial intrusion to the bare essentials of living requirements, while in responding to its typically rustic setting, it foregrounds eco-friendly solutions," the publishers explained.

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Todd Saunders, Salt Spring Island Cabin

"As such, the cabin comes to showcase some of the most inventive and forward-looking practice of contemporary architecture."

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Hidemi Nishida, Fragile Shelter

From a duo of timber huts in Portugal, to a bungalow on stilts in the Sri Lankan jungle, the book aims to demonstrate the variety of forms that cabins can take.

Renzo Piano's Diogen cabin at the Vitra campus is also among the featured designs, along with Tom Kundig's steel cabin on stilts.

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TYIN, Boathouse

Cruschi's illustrations, which accompany each of the 60 featured projects, were also exhibited at Paris gallery Sergeant Paper in April.

The book's author, Philip Jodidio, has previously worked with Taschen on their Architecture Now! series and a number of architect monographs including titles on Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid.

Taschen Cabins book

Each winners will receive a copy of the English/French/German edition of Cabins, which is also available in a Spanish/Italian/Portuguese version on Taschen's online store

This competition has now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.