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Norwegian cabin doubles-up as a ski jump

Norwegian cabin doubles-up as ...
The cabin was completed in January, 2016
The cabin was completed in January, 2016
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The cabin was completed in January, 2016
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The cabin was completed in January, 2016
Riffing on the theme of a snowbound cabin with only a roof protruding through the snow, Cabin Vindheim measures 55 sq m (592 sq ft)
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Riffing on the theme of a snowbound cabin with only a roof protruding through the snow, Cabin Vindheim measures 55 sq m (592 sq ft)
Based deep in the woods near Lillehammer, Cabin Vindheim features sloping roofs that are designed to be used as small ski-jumps and toboggan runs
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Based deep in the woods near Lillehammer, Cabin Vindheim features sloping roofs that are designed to be used as small ski-jumps and toboggan runs
Cabin Vindheim operates off-the-grid and gets its juice from a solar setup, while the kitchen includes a wood-fired oven
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Cabin Vindheim operates off-the-grid and gets its juice from a solar setup, while the kitchen includes a wood-fired oven
The cabin was designed by Norwegian architecture studio Vardehaugen
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The cabin was designed by Norwegian architecture studio Vardehaugen
Owing to generous glazing, occupants can lie in the bedroom and gaze at the stars
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Owing to generous glazing, occupants can lie in the bedroom and gaze at the stars
The cabin was completed in January, 2016
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The cabin was completed in January, 2016
The cabin sports generous glazing and when lying in the bedroom one can gaze up at the stars and see the northern lights
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The cabin sports generous glazing and when lying in the bedroom one can gaze up at the stars and see the northern lights
The exterior of the home is clad in black-stained ore pine and the interior is furnished in waxed poplar veneer
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The exterior of the home is clad in black-stained ore pine and the interior is furnished in waxed poplar veneer
Riffing on the theme of a snowbound cabin with only a roof protruding through the snow, Cabin Vindheim measures 55 sq m (592 sq ft)
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Riffing on the theme of a snowbound cabin with only a roof protruding through the snow, Cabin Vindheim measures 55 sq m (592 sq ft)
Architectural model of Cabin Vindheim
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Architectural model of Cabin Vindheim
Architectural model of Cabin Vindheim
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Architectural model of Cabin Vindheim
Architectural model of Cabin Vindheim
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Architectural model of Cabin Vindheim
The bedroom area
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The bedroom area
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Norwegian architecture studio Vardehaugen recently completed a charming off-grid cabin that riffs on the motif of a snowbound home with only its roof protruding through the snow. The cabin's sloping form also serves as a ski jump and toboggan/sledding run.

Cabin Vindheim is situated deep in the woods near Lillehammer, Norway. Thanks to its unusual form – essentially just a series of sharply sloping roof sections that lend the impression of a larger structure hidden beneath the snow – the firm says winter revelers can climb atop and enjoy ski-jumping and other snow-based activities on the man-made slopes.

Playing around on the roof is sure to be a lot of fun and the visual trick is effective too, somewhat reminiscent of Alex Chinneck's work. It would be interesting to see how well the cabin takes its place without the snow though, and Vardehaugen plans on returning to take more photos when summer rolls around in Norway.

The bedroom area
The bedroom area

The exterior of the home is clad in black-stained ore-pine, a wood known for its resistance to rot, while the interior is finished in waxed poplar veneer and measures 55 sq m (592 sq ft). This space is split between a large living room, bedroom, a ski preparation room, mezzanine, and a small annex that serves as utility room.

Owing to generous glazing, occupants can lie in the bedroom and gaze at the stars, or if the conditions are right, take in the northern lights, too.

Cabin Vindheim gets its electricity from a solar panel setup (presumably a battery bank or generator is on-hand for cloudy weather), while the kitchen includes a wood-fired oven.

The cabin was completed in January, 2016.

Source: Vardehaugen

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1 comment
Island Architect
Absolutely and utterly Magnificent! Bravo, always thrilling to see fine Architecture!