Of course we learnt about the history of architecture and one of the books on our 'to read' list was 'The Poetics of Space' by Gaston Bachelard.
For me this book was like an escape from the technical side of the architecture. Today, years later, I still enjoy reading passages to remind me of the more emotional side.
The significance of the hut is part of the name of Chapter one in the book -
from cellar to garret.
the significance of the hut
...which I think is what we are exploring all the time in architecture and interior design.