This small contemporary 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 present 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. Major to the white concrete roof is a footpath that runs along the meandering wooded area on the website.
“The developing occupies a modest footprint, but the room expands vertically into 3 ranges: the basement, the ground floor and the roof,” the architects explained. “The annex contains a suspended bed, a modest residing room and a bathroom.”
A cozy atrium, the social core of the venture, functions 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 style highlight is the customized-developed concrete bench/table, which visually connects the indoor and outdoor sitting regions. [Photography by Kim Muller and Ivar Kvaal]