jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter shapes rabot tourist cabin in norway
photo by einar aslaksen
all images courtesy of jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter

 

 

 

located 1,200 meters above sea level in the okstindan mountain range, the ‘rabot tourist cabin’ is one of many lodging facilities built across norway. designed by jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter, the highly durable structure is named after the french geographer charles rabot who explored the region in great detail.

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
the building is one of many lodging facilities built across norway
photo by jan inge larsen

 

 

 

set amid the rugged terrain, the site is inaccessible via road and is only reachable on foot or by ski. the main cabin, which is supplemented by a secondary rescue hut, is shaped by the behavior of snow and heavy winds with no protruding elements. two large chimneys respond naturally to the undulating terrain, forming two man-made peaks above the simple timber volume below.

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
the site is inaccessible via road – only reachable on foot or by ski
photo by svein arne brygfjeld

 

 

 

internally, the cabin contains around 30 beds divided across seven bedrooms, while two entrance foyers provide storage and washroom amenities. above the kitchen, a mezzanine level runs throughout the center of the design, with two common rooms boasting double-height ceilings and expansive views across the picturesque environment.

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
the cabin is shaped by the behavior of snow and heavy winds
photo by svein arne brygfjeld

 

 

 

locally sourced timber boards clad the building, with the same panels used within internal common areas, lending the scheme a sense of continuity. the bedrooms feature bright white varnished walls, allowing visitors to introduce color through their personal choice of clothing and equipment.

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
above the kitchen, a mezzanine level runs throughout the center of the design
photo by svein arne brygfjeld

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
the two common rooms boast double-height ceilings and expansive views
photo by svein arne brygfjeld

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
the common area viewed from the upper mezzanine level
photo by svein arne brygfjeld

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
internally, the cabin contains around 30 beds divided across seven bedrooms
photo by jan inge larsen

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
carefully positioned windows offer views across the picturesque terrain
photo by jan inge larsen

jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter rabot tourist cabin norway designboom
locally sourced timber boards clad the highly durable building
photo by jan inge larsen

 

 


rabot tourist cabin in norway by jarmund/vigsnaes arkitekter
video by se nor AS for hemnes turistforening

 

 

project info:

 

project name: rabot tourist cabin
location: okstindan, nordland, norway
type: tourist mountain cabin for trekkers
client: hemnes turistforening
size: main cabin: 200 sqm, secondary rescue hut: 70 sqm
schedule: main cabin: completed – august 2014, rescue hut: scheduled for 2015
consultants: walter jacobsen MNT, RAMBØLL AS, MBA entreprenør AS
primary architects: einar jarmund, hakon vigsnaes, alessandra kosberg, ane sønderaal tolfsen