The cabin of architect Preben Holst is impressive and discreet at the same time.
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When the Oslo architect Preben Holst and his family built a cabin on the mountain, the adaptation to the landscape and nature was important.
The most important thing for us was to take care of most of the nice crooked birch trees on the slight sloping 850m2 plot at Skeikampen, just a few hundred meters from the ski lifts, he tells the click. no, and underlines that when the cabin is now ready the trees are exposed to wind and weather, and also helps to preserve the original high altitude.
A flood of daylight
In order to get the best possible light, view and sun conditions, Holst has the 23 meter long main building with its long side facing the sun in the south.
View room and skylights
The living room at the east end of the building is the dominant main room and center of the cabin. And with large windows almost all the way around and rows of glass on top of the exterior walls, the family gets views in three directions.
– And in the evening we can see the glitter in the lights from Hafjell, on the other side of Gudbrandsdalen, tells Preben.
In order to get the right list on the main cabin, get into the view and follow the municipal regulations, the team Holst has long page volumes on both sides of the building’s longevity.
Viewpoints and Panoramas
Through the long-range window rails high on the wall, the family can sit in peace and quiet and see the storm mess in the trees around the cabin. Sometimes they also enjoy the sight of the snowfire that drives over the top of the Skeikampen.
Lerk inside, lerk out
The architect used larch wood materials both inside and out.
– I chose this wood material both because it is sturdy and beautiful, and when it is left untreated, it gets a discreet, silver-gray patina that makes the colors of the houses go into the nature, explains the builder.
The six-meter-long kitchen is also in larch, has steel kettles in steel on top.
It is made in collaboration with Gjeving Trevare in Tvedestrand.
Creepy and hot concrete
The building is special in both form and materials, and across the hallway and living room, the smooth slab of concrete is heated with heat in.
It’s both a beautiful floor, good to walk on and it’s rugged enough to withstand the walk from many big and small alpine peeled.
The special roof is worn by steel columns and glue drawers. The constriction is robust and meticulously dimensioned to withstand the high snow weight that can occur in this high-heeled.
Center is the roof height 4.5 m.
– The architecture in this living room and the whole plant is inspired by the old building practice in Gudbrandsdalen. Just think of the barns in this valley. They are also long-tailed, while they often strive a little upwards, comments the builder Preben Holst.
Our Form of Languages
Holst says that he would take advantage of the possibilities of modern architecture as far as possible in this project.
– This is the form of our time, and in this field there are a lot of exciting design possibilities. Both in the form of new materials, voluminous volumes and contact possibilities for nature as the traditional building style does not have.
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