Friday Cabins #35: Norway's Iconic Cabin Knapphullet
Built into a rocky outcropping, this seaside home's innovative design still inspires almost a decade after completion
Happy Friday ya'll, we did it again. We're back with another installment of Friday Cabins, a newsletter brought to you by your friends at Cabins Etc. Each week we highlight cabin projects from around the world that are just too neat not to share. And we hope they inspire you as much as they do us.
Here in New York, the sun is shining, everyone is suddenly very busy, and it's just chilly enough to require a light jacket at night. A NE rarity. In other words, Fall is around the corner.
Today, we take a looksie at a cabin well-beloved by the internet (and Instagram design mood board accounts). And for good reason—it's sick. And perfectly dreamy in every way. So read on, enjoy, and get outside this weekend :)
This contemporary cabin, designed as an annex to a family holiday home, makes a strong case for integrating architecture into the landscape. Set outside of Oslo, Norway, the 30-square-meter structure designed by studio Lund Hagem is literally built into the side of a rocky outcropping, merging with its environment through form, material, and orientation.
Looking out over the ocean, the cabin is shaped like a wedge of cheese, tucked into a small site between the rocky outcropping and surrounding vegetation. The roof, made of reinforced concrete with the same tone as the surrounding stone, features a stepped exterior design that doubles as a staircase, transforming the top of the cabin into a rooftop terrace. The ground floor, made of the same material, flows seamlessly from an exterior porch into the interior.
The interior features a living space, a sleeping mezzanine, a bathroom, and a central wood-burning stove. Virtually all the walls are glazed for 360-degree views and a ceiling of woven oak strips makes for excellent acoustics and a dynamic, cozy finish for this coastal beauty.
How’s that for an unconventional yet entirely perfect little seaside escape?
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