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The little gray cabin is the architect of the couple Andreas Joyce Nygaard and Heidi Pettersvold Nygaard’s heartchild, and can be read as a new interpretation of the 1950s and 60s huts in the area.
This is also the very first cottage project with Snøhetta signature, but with a much less complicated program than the library in Alexandria, or for that matter, the Opera in Bjørvika.
It would be quite wrong if we were to build a giant cabin in glass and concrete. We are fond of the little cabins of that time and wanted to build in respect with the surroundings, they tell.
In addition, we would have lost a lot of outdoor space on the plot if we built too large. It had been stupid to us, who lives in an apartment in the middle of the city.
The cabin, which the architect’s couple have drawn together, is located on Holmsbu just outside the 100-meter belt with great sea views.
Here they are enjoying themselves in the mountains – without snow shooting
The old, dilapidated cabin that used to be there, they got the local fire brigade to burn down like a fire drill.
New foundation was placed on the base of the old cabin. The main part is 50 square meters and the annexe 25.
– The tweeling is done to customize the terrain. It provides a continuous stretch of swabs that bend between the main cabin and the annexe.
Rommessig is made up of a variety of cubes with a pile of roofs.
Suddenly it was attractive to shower
Exterior cladding is inclined, so-called weatherboard. This as a direct inspiration from the cabins in the immediate area, explains Andreas.
Free for lists
In the living room, both walls, floors and roofs are covered with painted plywood slabs in birch. They are nicely cut to make moldings unnecessary. The entire cabin is actually listless. The same is annexed.
– I do not love lists, simply. I usually say that lists are only available to hide bad crafts, Andreas smiles.
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The interior itself also has a 60’s, something Heidi has had the main responsibility for. The kitchen, shower room and outdoor kitchen are dressed in slabs that are water resistant and stable.
Colors are matched with nature
Exterior is the cabin clad with panel. Roofs and terraces are in Kebony-impregnated material that cries over time. This is chosen to match the color of the mountain around.
Doors and small windows are added red orange as a complementary color to the green vegetation. The big corner windows are black. They are located on the outside of the panel and are aimed at the view, which helps to modernize the expression, while the windows catch the view.
– What are you most satisfied with?
Here the rain never destroys the idyll
– We especially like the proportions, the location in the terrain and the interior of the main cabin, but we are not pleased that we have not established an outdoor area. It’s a miss when it’s raining, while the temperature invites you to sit outside. This is what we are working on to achieve.
Heidi and Andreas are keen hikers. Every weekend and summer holidays they travel to Holmsbu. Heidi also has a connection to the place. Her family had a cabin here, but it disappeared in an inheritance settlement.
Therefore, it’s extra nice for her to let the children grow up with experiences that she herself has good memories of; go hiking, swimming, fishing – and swim with bare feet on the mountains.
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