Imingfjell, Telemark, Norway
PROJECT BY ARKITEKTVÆRELSET
Photographer: Marte Garmann
The high altitude and treacherous typography of Imingfjell, Norway has designed the form and function of this cabin which gives back breath taking views. Wind blown and exposed to extreme elements and indeed building regulations ‘its limitations are the mother of all playful creativity, and in this case it really became a goal to try to create within the boundaries’, says head architect Grethe Løland of Norwegian studio Arkitektværelset.
The Cabin sits at 1125 altitude thankfully just outside the avalanche area but is built to endure the worst if necessary. ‘We kept the original idea of a ‘protecting hood’, from the initial project sketches, says Løland. Along with sectioned windows, thick standing wood paneling and triple bargeboards its been designed with a purpose in mind.
The front overhang protects the face of the building form rain and prevents it from seeping down into the cabins ‘neck’. The overhang or hoodie provides obvious benefits but also reinforces the angular contrast between the paneling and the rest of the main cabin structure, presenting its self as more sculpture than structure.
Panoramic views facing the lake are interrupted only slightly by the large sliding windows and doors to the front allowing the interior to be flooded with light which bounces of an oak wood interior. Bedrooms, Sauna, bathrooms and kitchen sit to the rear with a total capacity for 8 people.
All thats left are for the guests to enjoy the stunning views.
ARKITEKTVÆRELSET: Grethe Løland
Construction: Boye og Waage & Co
Building: Uvdal Snekkerbedrift