Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

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Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

Norwegian architects Fantastic Norway have designed a mountain lodge with a sloping roof that you can ski over.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

The triangular timber cabin will be located in the mountainous district of Ål, where it will provide a private retreat that can only be reached on skis during the winter.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

The house will contain two bedrooms beside the ground floor living rooms and a third bedroom on a floor above.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

The project is due to complete in summer 2012.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

This isn't the first holiday cabin that Fantastic Norway have designed - see more projects by the architects here.

Here's some further explanation from Fantastic Norway:


Mountain Hill Cabin - Fantastic Norway AS

The project is a winter cabin to be built in a highly restricted area in the mountain landscape of Ål (Norway). The property is situated deep into the mountains and can only be reached by skis during winter. One of the client’s initial wishes was actually to go skiing, sledge riding and winter picnicking on top of the cabin.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

Due to regulations in the area, the building material, the angle of the roof and the height of the cabin were dictated by local authorities, to ensure a classic mountain lodge appearance. However we found a way around these regulations:

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

By extending the eves of the required classic 23 degrees gabled roof, the cabin turns into a landscape element.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

Uplifts directed towards the main landscape motives in the area, creates what in poetic terms could be described as “an abstract mountainscape”.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

The cabin is designed as a landscape element leading wind and snow around and over the building.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

Anne Brit Børve's PhD dissertation ("The design and function of single buildings and building clusters in harsh, cold climates”) was been an important tool in the design phase, helping us place and shape the building entities in relation to the local climatic situation.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

The cabin is to be erected during late summer 2012.

Mountain Hill Cabin by Fantastic Norway

  • http://www.odusee.com.au/shopping Odusee Shopping

    Nice design, I wanna try living in that cabin and see if I can survive. :)

  • Paul

    Pictures of the interior would be awesome!

    • 50crowly

      It doesn't exist yet. You'll have to wait until 2012 for interiors. Regardless, I think the major selling/attraction point is the building's form and not what's inside, so don't get your hopes up :(

  • http://www.rjcjh.co.uk Joseph Holder

    I'm quite partial to a clean edged, contrasted habitat. An eloquent retreat in my eyes.

  • http://www.francoisbeydoun.com François Beydoun

    Surreal atmosphere, it’s like sleeping in the clouds :)

    I love it!

  • http://www.michaelschoner.de michael

    second image must be mirrored!
    nice project!

  • http://www.odusee.com.au/property chloe brock

    this is really a nice design, i love the concept of it but isn't too cold to stay on those kind of place

  • Thor Gaarden

    Too many doors directly to the outside will in harsh winter climate create permanent draft to the room, and furthermore, an open plan like this will take ages to heat up. Bedrooms located too close to the living room, low grade of privacy. Windows to the floor in deep snow… condensation… etc. Not many windows to open?

    Two doors between WC and living/dining is a better rule for planning. Easy to see that this is the first cabin by Fantastic Norway.