Architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk has designed a cabin that goes completely into one with nature.
Cottages and huts that go with the mountains are a centuries-old tradition here.
Just think of the old stone hunting lodges in the high mountain and the DNT tourist cabins that open our rugged landscape for thousands of young and adult mountain enthusiasts every single year.
Of modern architecture projects in the mountains, it is especially the refined Kvitfjell cabin for JVA, the design hotel in Hurrungane and the Skeikampen cabin for Preben Holst, which stands out.
A current architect
Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk is several times award-winning for its distinctive buildings. Among other things, for the Sigrid Undset Museum Bjerkebæk in Lillehammer.
At the moment he is extra current with the new spectacular view and visit center at the tourist magnet Vøringsfossen. This project for a hundred million is expected to be completed in 2016.
Views of magnificent scenery
Extreme transformation of old villa
This Rondane cabin is also open to mountain nature.
– The building of 110 square meters is designed for a hunting and open-air family with two children, Hølmebakk informs Hytteliv.com
– And it was the family’s interest in proximity to nature and the plot on the top of the hillside that gave me the ideas of the cabin’s long-form shape and the simple wall-mounted décor, expands the architect.
Hølmebakk found the best place
After repeated visits to the site, at different seasons, architect Hølmebakk eventually found the optimal place to place the elongated building body in the terrain.
Rast in Rondane
It is behind a low, small spot completely in front of the property.
All rooms are facing Rondane
The living room with a kitchen slightly backwards in the building is just outside this small bowl. The row of bedrooms lies as a separate wing to the right of the kitchen.
All these five rooms and zones in front of the main house have a magnificent view of the majestic mountain peaks of Rondane in the northwest.
Våtromhus and a porch with a view
On the opposite side of the cabin, ie to the east and the morning sun is a two-story so-called wet room. Here are the bathrooms.
There is a covered porch between these two main bodies in the plant. In addition to shielding the two entrances, this intermittent cabin provides a generous patio to the southeast.
13 patches completely out of the ordinary
Several gravely areas and footpaths have been built around the cabin.
The house is made up of posts and drawers that are not dressed in any way. The main features of the roof have a slight fall.
This gives the building both character and large space experiences.
Interior ceilings and walls are covered with pine plywood slabs.
The big plywood fields on the ceiling are untreated. The smaller fields are painted in fifteen different, dark colors and the plates are positioned so that they together give a certain graphic effect.
This particular pattern gives both rhythm and tension in the interior.
Walk on concrete and pine
In the corridors where the most steep is, sanded concrete is laid.
Otherwise, the floor consists of solid wood pine board.
In order to maintain and emphasize the discreet style expression of the cabin, concrete is also used in kitchen island, living room floor and fireplace.
If you want to get closer to nature, you must be outdoors
Wood and tar
– It is also worth noting that the large glass panels in the cabin were mounted directly into the wall constructions using angle profiles in galvanized steel, says Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk.
The outer walls of pinewood pine were treated with tar.
– This gives fine shades and games in the wood, concludes the architect.
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