Cabin Nordmarka / Rever & Drage Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. There’s a lengthy standing custom for the small retreat in structure. Traditionally this type of constructing has served as a shelter while doing different leisure actions corresponding to mountain climbing, looking or fishing. For the reason that days of Thoreau’s Walden nevertheless, the small retreat, or bolthole, has additionally been a aim in itself. Sometimes to flee the stresses of on a regular basis life. For the trendy metropolis dweller this could be a everlasting urge.
This small cabin in Nordmarka, Oslo’s rapid wilderness, matches nicely throughout the custom of boltholes. It accommodates probably the most mandatory options, however not far more. It’s straightforward to maintain clear and straightforward to take care of. It’s mild and open, but in addition intimate and cosy. Past the cosiness and the strictly sensible, the trouble has been primarily centered on the qualities of the location, together with a critical dedication to the primary view with sundown, woods and lakes.
Along with the restricted measurement of the constructing, the environmental impression on the location is additional decreased by the inspiration method. By means of metal bolts inserted into the bedrock, the inspiration is proscribed to 6 small drilled holes. Because of this, if needed, the cabin can simply be eliminated and the location may be nearly as good as absolutely restored with minimal effort.
The cabin is positioned simply subsequent to an older cabin, about the identical measurement as the brand new one. Collectively the 2 kind an angled courtyard which opens in direction of the solar and the primary views to the southwest. A remake and enlargement of the previous cabin was thought of, however the shopper needed to protect the standard of the previous one each in expression and materials, and a remake-project was due to this fact deserted. As an alternative the cabins are utilized in tandem, the place the brand new one has all the trendy services, corresponding to water and electrical energy and the previous one offers further room for residing and sleeping (in much more rudimentary situations), when wanted.
It was vital for the shopper to maintain the quaint Nineteen Thirties attraction in the primary outside space. The brand new cabin has due to this fact home windows on this facade that relate to the home windows of the previous cabin. On the identical time the shopper needed to have an undisturbed view in direction of the sundown. To keep away from battle between these two targets a bench is positioned in entrance of the open glass nook, concealing the latter from the outside space. The bench additionally accommodates a metal assist for the roof, such that the view from inside may be even much less disturbed by avoiding a assist within the glass nook.
The inside has a easy however useful idea with ranges going up and across the central space. From the roughest ground by the doorway a step goes as much as the residing space. Two steps additional up is the leisure space mixed with a sleeping space for the adults after which on the high of the ladder is the play- and sleeping space for the kids. Lavatory and storage is positioned within the remaining space beneath the respective ranges.