Structure studio Line Solgaard Arkitekter has added a timber cabin named Kjerringholmen to a small personal island in Hvaler, Norway.
The cabin is designed to mix in with the panorama surrounding the rocky island and is raised above the bottom on metal pillars to minimise disruption to the positioning.
“The fundamental idea was to create an escape from metropolis life, a retreat into nature, as many Norwegians love to do for the weekend, travelling to the mountains or the coast to their cabin, or hytte in Norwegian,” mentioned Line Solgaard Arkitekter challenge architect Paul Ratel.
“The purpose was to combine the cabin with its environment, by way of its type and materiality, but in addition by way of the connection between the inside and exterior areas, contemplating the panorama as a characteristic of the home itself,” Ratel instructed Dezeen.
The cabin contains three interconnected volumes with mono-pitched roofs and huge home windows that supply views of the ocean and surrounding nature.
Knowledgeable by the native panorama, the constructing is clad in ash that may climate over time to replicate the colors of the rocks.
“The panorama and the positioning had been a driving power on this challenge in each respect,” mentioned Ratel.
“The cladding will age and tackle a patina that may more and more match the rocky terrain over time, and its form mimics the chaotic rocks on which it’s constructed.”
Kjerringholmen has a timber construction, which was prefabricated off-site on account of restricted entry to the small water-surrounded island.
Inside, the cabin options an open-plan kitchen, dwelling, and eating space, which leads out to a central terrace. This area additionally connects to 2 corridors that wrap across the out of doors space and supply entry to 2 bogs and three bedrooms.
“One of many challenges of constructing on an island was transporting all of the supplies to the positioning, as there isn’t a street resulting in the positioning,” mentioned Ratel.
“All the pieces needed to be prefabricated as a lot as potential earlier than being transported and assembled on web site.”
Line Solgaard Arkitekter hopes that the cabin’s customers will profit from its place on the difficult web site and its integration with nature.
“Constructing close to water means growing a accountable understanding of the atmosphere,” mentioned Ratel. “The reward is a person spectacle of nature at totally different instances of the yr.”
“We hope that this cabin has a delicate and mild relationship with its web site,” Ratel added.
“It’s a compact however comfy and cosy hytte, with a minimal footprint, meant to mix into the terrain in addition to join its customers with nature.”
Elsewhere in Norway, Line Solgaard Arkitekter lately created a weekend house with a big pyramid-shaped skylight.
Different Norwegian cabins embrace a four-storey log cabin set right into a hillside in Molde and a contemporary timber cabin with a big angular window.
The images is by Einar Aslaksen.