Nordic cabin blends in to rugged rock face with careful material palette
The client brief was for a cabin in the Norwegian archipelago to accommodate a family of four. The closeness of the landscape and the water were key elements in the development of the plan for the architects, and the desire to create spaces and volumes that directly relate to the surrounding elements as well as answering the clients desire to erase the threshold between inside and outside.
The building volumes accommodate the landscape and relate to the existing vegetation and all vegetation is preserved. To enhance the dialogue with the landscape, the roof is shaped like a bridge spanning the rock. The building volumes direct themselves towards the view and various parts of the property, and the roof creates a protected outdoor space with evening sun.
The material palette is carefully chosen and kept to a minimum; white concrete glass and ash, the hue of which are naturally found in the surrounding rock. The roof is executed in white concrete and appears as a smooth and exposed continuous surface throughout, without any additional exterior roofing materials. The materials are all maintenance free and will over time require a natural patina furthermore linking it to the location.