A big, angular window cuts by means of the in any other case conventional type of this timber cabin in Norway, designed by native structure studio Rever & Drage.
The constructing was designed for the proprietor of an adjoining Nineteen Thirties cabin within the forested area of Nordmakka north of Oslo, who needed to improve the services on the location with out altering the present construction.
Rever & Drage referenced and reinterpreted the historic cabin with a complementary trendy construction with electrical energy and operating water, conserving the adjoining historic cabin as a extra rustic setting.
With a purpose to have a minimal influence on the location, six metal bolt foundations within the bedrock had been used to boost the brand new cabin off the bottom, permitting it to be simply eliminated sooner or later.
“Traditionally this type of constructing has served as a shelter whereas doing different leisure actions equivalent to mountaineering, looking or fishing,” stated Rever & Drage.
“Because the days of [Henry] Thoreau’s Walden, nevertheless, the small retreat or bolthole has additionally been a aim in itself, sometimes to flee the stresses of on a regular basis life.”
Collectively, the 2 cabins kind two sides of a courtyard that’s left open in the direction of the southwest for unobstructed solar and views of the panorama.
The northeastern aspect of the brand new cabin mirrors the looks of the outdated cabin with small, sq. home windows, a easy wood door and a wall-mounted steel lamp.
Going through the view on the other aspect, nevertheless, the brand new constructing takes on a extra modern look, with a big angular nook window searching in the direction of the panorama.
A pitched cover of wood slats offers a small space of shade from the solar at its highest level, extending downwards to create a bench.
“It was essential for the shopper to maintain the old style Nineteen Thirties attraction in the primary out of doors space – the brand new cabin, subsequently, has home windows in its facade that relate to the home windows of the outdated cabin,” defined the studio.
“On the similar time [they] needed an undisturbed view in the direction of the sundown. To keep away from battle between these two targets a bench is positioned in entrance of the open glass nook, concealing the latter from the out of doors space.”
Inside the brand new cabin, the bottom flooring incorporates a small kitchen and toilet space, stepping up right into a residing space that doubles as the primary bed room, with a wood ladder main as much as a kids’s play and sleeping space.
Timber planks line your entire inside, complemented by easy wood furnishings and steel-topped kitchen counters.
Rever & Drage was based by Eirik Lilledrange, Martin Beverfjord and Tom Auger and relies in Oslo and Flekkefjord, Norway.
Earlier initiatives by the studio embrace a contemporary tackle a standard log cabin overlooking the Moldefjord on Norway’s west coast and an aluminium-clad public rest room on one of many nation’s nationwide scenic vacationer routes.
The images is by Tom Auger.
Architects: Rever & Drage
Design staff: Tom Auger, Martin Beverfjord, Eirik Lilledrange
Builders: Bjørn Vike and Jo Toftdahl