The cabin is surrounded by forest, but has a view of the mountains all around.
Projects / Dwelling
This family cabin offers a view of the mountains in all directions, and sleeps nine people on 50 square metres.
Architect: Hamran/Johansen Arkitekter AS
Published 16 Dec, 2015
The wooded site is surrounded by a dramatic mountain landscape in all directions. The basis for the design was a decrepit family cabin from 1942, which had modern corner windows and weatherboarding, features that have been reflected in the new building. A continuous window band gives a varied view of the mountains all the way around.
The new cabin sleeps nine, but the modest budget set the area limit at 50 sq.m. Most of the bed spaces are on the 14 sq.m. upper level, set within the roof space, with a double bed at ground floor level.
The timber structure is exposed internally, and the glass is mounted directly onto the structure. The detailing tries to achieve minimal transitions between inside and out.