A Cabin for Duke's Wood

Dan Robinson's Cabin for Duke's Wood sits somewhat awkwardly on the borderland between Duke's Wood and the surrounding agricultural land. An elevated lookout suspended on stilts, the cabin gives any occupant a vantage onto the clustered tree canopies at the edge of the wood or out onto a vista that takes in the modern British countryside in its quintessence with a patchwork of fields lined with small hedges, the occasional wind turbine, a farmhouse and its outbuildings all connected by a string of skeletal telephone towers. Although its position is certain; its mark on the landscape bold and definite, the function of the cabin is unclear, its use ambiguous. Not quite bird-hide, nor hunt cabin, nor military lookout tower, it is a kind of ambivalent structure, it's purpose in the wood and indeed right to remain there, yet to be established.