The cabin at Tromøya is built in maintenance-free materials.
The cabin on Tromøya outside Arendal would replace an old cabin.
The architect was given blank sheets and a requirement that the building should consist of timely and maintenance-free materials.
The result was a cabin in concrete and glass.
The site was challenging, we have continued in the architecture. We wanted the cabin to slip into the terrain. The construction itself is part of the design, and the shape of the roof helps to maximize the view, says architect Marius Egeland in A7 Architects.
Large sliding doors allow close contact between indoor and outdoor areas.
On several sides of the house there are light pockets that are drawn into the building body. When the family is sitting there, they can look into the living rooms.
The cabin has three entrances, and you can look through the cabin from several edges.
From the main entrance you can look across the entire house, through the glass wall in the entrance hall and the glass door in the kitchen.
Cabin owners, Geir and Joy Vik live in Utah in the United States, but spend the summers on Tromøya.
– The contrast between the mountain scenery in Utah and the ocean that meets heaven here is overwhelming, describes Joy.
She is very pleased with the glass facade towards the beautiful view and that all the living rooms face the sea.
At Park City, she runs a gourmet restaurant, and at Tromøya she also likes to cook, to family and friends.
– It’s an inspiring and new experience to cook when I have a view of the archipelago to enjoy myself.
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The family leases the place when they are not there, information on this can also be found on the website.