The architects wanted to showcase how a cabin in massive wood could look.
The small, hilly cabins still win terrain in the cabin market, and with a good architectural hand, the result can be very good.
Blending this trend with new material uses, among other things, grows the cabin that the village architects have created in Bagn Vestfjell.
– We had access to a cabin site in this area and wanted to try out our own ideas about how a cabin should look and build. In addition, we wanted to try out how the use of solid wood would work, “says civil architect Mikael Øvergaard in the village architects to click. no.
The desire to try out massive wood as a building material is related to the fact that the village architects were starting the business Norsk Massivtre in 2008.
– In addition to this we also had a philosophy to put the least possible ecological impression, explains Øvergaard.
– Cabins do not have to be big
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Kosekroken, which the cottage is called, is just under 50 square meters. This was made conscious because 50 m2 is the limit of the building rules’ requirements for insulation.
– But there would be a need to expand the cabin, it would be easy to build an annex, explains Øvergaard.
– But our opinion in general is that cabins do not have to be big.
The cabin is constructed at an angle, with an opening towards nature, while it is closed to a road that runs on the backside.
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There are two bedrooms, shared living room / kitchen, hallway, WC, shower, sauna and loft in the cabin’s scarce 50 square.. At the corner of the cabin there has been space for a terrace that creates a good transition to nature and surroundings.
The terrace that fills the square of 8.7 x 8.7m square is expanding the cabin’s living room – out in the open space “, the architect’s website Ecobox writes in its mention of the cabin.
Created something unique
Øvergaard says that they want this cabin to be a prototype for a new cottage concept.
– And there are several cabins that are built in massive woods. Some of these cottage owners have also made blogs about their project.
Øvergaard feels that his architectural office has created something unique.
– I find that the cottage is very down, and it is one of many responses to new challenges in terms of ecological impression and sustainability.
Small but spacious
“Good utilization of the area and simple insulation leads to a reasonable entry key for the cabin market, but the cabin still has everything needed in a cabin,” writes Ecobox.
– Although it is a small cabin, we would like a sauna, says Øvergaard, and emphasizes how the cabin due to the high ceiling is still perceived as spacious.
The roof moves from the lowest level at the terrace and backwards to its maximum height of just under four meters.
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Another way of life
The cabin’s simple construction is also reflected in the equipment level. There is neither water nor power in it, but with propane and solar cells it is maintained an acceptable level of comfort.
– We have propane for fridge, freezer, cooking and water heating. The solar cell gives us the reading light we need, and for heating we have wood burning stove, says Øvergaard.
They currently have water with them, but are considering establishing a facility for handling rainwater.
– We experience it as valuable and charming with a way of life that differs from everyday life, remarks Øvergaard.
Splendid architecture in beautiful nature
The solid slabs are without joints and the inner walls are slotted into the massive tree. In addition, the windows are laid on the outside of the constructions. Overall, the entire building is free of linings and lists, and it “helps to get a visible sectional area facing the glass, which helps to uncover the solidity’s solidity and the design of the cabin, as Ecobox writes.
The cabin has a 1.5 million price tag and makes it an interesting project for those who want a modern cottage at an acceptable price, as Ecobox describes: “Good utilization of the area and simple insulation leads to a reasonable input key to the cabin market “.
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