This all-year cabin built by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter is located in the mountains above the village Ål, Norway, amidst cross-country ski tracks in winter and hiking tracks in summer. It is well suited for the family of five and designed to accommodate changes in family composition and a mix of generations in the years to come.
Simplicity and a strong relationship to the surroundings characterize the lodge in its form, program and materials. The building consists of two bodies united in a V-shaped plan with a south-facing glazed wall. The main branch accommodates the entrance hall and combined dining, kitchen and living zones. The second branch contains a bathroom, three bedrooms and a youth lodge at the far end, each on stepped levels in alignment with the falling terrain. The exterior is entirely clad in pre-patinated heart pine.
Glazed openings from floor to ceiling provides ample daylight and transparency to the outside, culminating with the glazed section at the joint of the two branches.
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