Raw architecture in maintenance-free materials

The cabin at Tromøya is built in maintenance-free materials.

Raw architecture 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.

Raw architecture in maintenance-free materials

OUTDOOR: The fireplace is part of the roof structure of the roof. The exterior shape of the building creates space outside. If it blows on the front, the family go here. The shifter is taken from an urban area, specifically Froland Photo: Sveinung Bråthen

Raw architecture in maintenance-free materials

BLENDING: The sunshade is mounted between the support beams and held in wood to dampen the glass facade mirroring.. The concrete slab is formed after the mountain. Photo: Sveinung Bråthen

Close Contact

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.

Raw architecture in maintenance-free materials

REVIEW: Large windows and glass panels make the lights very good. The windows come from H. Glass. Photo: Sveinung Bråthen

Raw architecture in maintenance-free materials

INSPIRING MEATING: The kitchen has clean lines and good working conditions. Instead of traditional refrigerators, the family chose refrigerators. From the roof comes the daylight down on the kitchen counter. The kitchen is from HTH. Photo: Sveinung Bråthen


Cabin owners, Geir and Joy Vik live in Utah in the United States, but spend the summers on Tromøya.

Raw architecture in maintenance-free materials

LINES: The kitchen sink is pulled into the living room with a custom-made cupboard at the same height. Photo: Sveinung Bråthen

– The contrast between the mountain scenery in Utah and the ocean that meets heaven here is overwhelming, describes Joy.

Raw architecture in maintenance-free materials

HEART: The Vik family often invites friends and famously, the dining table overlooking the Skagerrak is the natural focal point. In the old days, the loose guard guarded the archipelago from this point of view. The dining table and chairs are from Barbu Interiørhus. Photo: Sveinung Bråthen

Inspirational cooking

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.

Raw architecture in maintenance-free materials

RIGHT OUT: The bedroom is fit big for a double bed. It seems crazy just to open the door. Photo: Sveinung Bråthen


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