This small present day cabin by Lund Hagem Architects was built among large rocks and dense vegetation in Sandefjord, Norway. The 322-square-foot retreat, an extension of an existing home on the website, replaces 2 previous sheds.
The stepped, ramped roof permits the owners to climb atop the dwelling to contemplate distant sea views. Foremost to the white concrete roof is a footpath that runs along the meandering wooded area on the site.
“The building occupies a little footprint, but the space expands vertically into 3 levels: the basement, the ground floor and the roof,” the architects stated. “The annex includes a suspended bed, a little living area and a bathroom.”
A cozy atrium, the social core of the undertaking, features a fireplace and walls of glass. The inclined ceiling, covered with woven oak strips, masks joints and adds a rustic touch. Out back is a small terrace with an outside fireplace.
A design highlight is the customized-created concrete bench/table, which visually connects the indoor and outdoor sitting areas. [Photography by Kim Muller and Ivar Kvaal]