The client wanted a cabin for the whole family, but at the same time it needed to be divisible in some way.
Architects: Reiulf Ramstad ArkitekterThe solution was a cluster of three structures, which can be used individually. Each of the buildings is defined as a clarified geometric volume, organized around the outdoor area that binds them together as one unit. Toward the northeast, a hill borders and defines the site, together with the view in the opposite direction. The spatial interaction between landscape and the structure creates a beneficial microclimate. This is reflected by the structures’ southwest orientation, where the gable end is glazed. In the other directions the buildings appear more closed.
Location: Herfell, Vestfold, Norway
Program: Cabin for a multigenerational family
Size / value: 70 m2
Commission type: Direct commission (2010)
Status: Completed (2014)
Photo credits: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter