You think this cabin is traditional until you have checked the glass floor and the house’s other architectural details.
This cold-black log cabin is located near the apfries in Hemsedal. Here the owners can wear the slalom skiing just outside the street door and enjoy the freshly prepared trails.
An architect with many iron in the fire
The cottage is shaped like a horseshoe and the entire plant measures 18 x 18 meters. It was designed by Tim Resen, an architect we have mentioned several times at Bonytt. no.
See this cabin for two families, almost in the valley bottom of Hemsedal and the concrete villa in Holmenkollen..
Among the Norwegian architectural winter cabins mentioned above are also the Jarmund&Vigsnæs ski hut in Nordmarka, and architect Preben Holst’s own Alpine cabin at Skeikampen.
Want to hit the terrain
– My goal with this cabin was to hit the terrain. Hemsedalhytta would formally grow out of the valley side. This is very important in such a relatively open mountain landscape with many other buildings, lifts and activities, says Resen til Hytteliv. no.
Combined traditional and modern architecture
– Basically, I’m an architect who draws distinctly modern buildings. But I thought it was interesting to take this task in Hemsdal because it is a big challenge to combine traditional building styles with modern architecture, says Resen til Hytteliv.com
Track for both old and new
We look at the functionalism of our time in, among other things, all the clean surfaces that surround us, like inside. The way the logs are assembled and the precise details of the interior also make the building a sign of meeting new and old times.
The foundation wall of stacked natural stone was done by local craftsman Frank Bekken. He knows the valley-building stone traditions in detail, and these walls give the cabin its own historic dimension.
The outer walls are stained very dark. Thus, this newly built house accommodates both the building style of the valley and the mountains.
Full view without view
Is this Norway’s most beautiful cottage?
This cabin should be a part of the landscape. It should not stand out and scream. However, this does not prevent it from having an openness that takes care of the incredible view from the site without the exterior of the house.
The horse shoe facing the ski slope
This effect achieved Tim Resen by adding the three building volumes that the cabin consists of in an almost horseshoe.
The opening is directly facing the ski slope. In the middle it forms a sheltered courtyard.
Due to its size and view, it can remind you of an old-fashioned farmhouse.
In addition, most of the rooms in the cabin windows face this airy yard.
This provides excellent contact between the inside and outside space – plus a lot of daylight in the interior.
Pictures on the wall are redundant in this cabin
Three different wings
Living room and kitchen are as two separate, yet coherent, non-partitioned zones. They form the most open part of the cabin’s two outer wings.
The master bedroom and children’s rooms with bunk beds are organized in the second, more closed and private bedroom wing. This wing has its own separate entrance.
In front of the middle wing, the one that ties the two outer wings together, there is a long walk of windows facing the courtyard. On the opposite wall side this time, doors lead into bathrooms, other rooms and kots.
– Due to the careful way this cabin is located in the terrain, it can be seen as a model for other builders, commenting on former land planner in Hemsedal municipality, Johannes Henrik Myrmel to Hytteleviv. no
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