This tiny 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 The 322-square-foot retreat, an extension of an existing home on the site, replaces 2 outdated sheds.
The stepped, ramped roof enables 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 web site.
“The developing occupies a modest footprint, but the area expands vertically into 3 ranges: the basement, the ground floor and the roof,” the architects said. “The annex is made up of a suspended bed, a small residing space and a bathroom.”
A cozy atrium, the social core of the undertaking, attributes 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-built concrete bench/table, which visually connects the indoor and outdoor sitting places. [Photography by Kim Muller and Ivar Kvaal]