this timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wings

this timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wings

Y cabin blends into its mountainous landscape

 

oslotre has completed ‘Y cabin‘, a timber-clad volume that nests along the vikerfjell mountain range in ringerike, norway. extending slightly out over a small crag, the structure peeks out between the pine trees, providing its inhabitants with distant views of the forest landscape. as its name reveals, ‘Y cabin’ spans into three branches taking the shape of the letter, with its exterior blending harmoniously into the surrounding environment.timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wings
images by kyrre sundal unless stated otherwise

 

 

splitting into three wings

 

‘Y cabin’ branches out in three directions from a central pivot point, where six differently angled cross-laminated timber slats meet. this creates a complex roof geometry that allows for an open and flexible space, eliminating the need for beams and columns. 

 

the plan is zoned into three wings: the longer one accommodates the bedrooms, clad in ocher-colored valchromat, while the other two are split between the dining room and the living room with a kitchen space. to offer warmth to both living spaces, the design team centered a fireplace in the point where the ‘Y’ splits. at the same time, the fireplace acts as an eye-catcher in the corridor from the bedroom wing.timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wings
image by nadia norskott

 

 

an intimate interior atmosphere 

 

the interior is dominated by visible CLT and ocher-colored valchromat, generating a pleasant atmosphere for its occupants. yellow touches embrace the window frames, emphasizing the view of the forest and the mountains. moreover, the building is characterized by a high level of detailing and precision in execution. the diagonally laid ash floor is mounted without skirting boards and threaded in under the solid wood walls. the use of solid wood throughout the building creates the experience of a warm and intimate indoor environment, while the ore pine-clad facade and roofing blend the structure into its surrounding forest landscape.

this timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wingsimage by nadia norskott

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this timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wingsimage by nadia norskott

this timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wings

image by kyrre sundal

this timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wings

image by kyrre sundal

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this timber-clad cabin in mountainous norway splits into three wings

 

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project info:

 

name: Y cabin
designer: oslotre

size: 70 sqm

location: ringerike, norway

 

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom

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