A Modular Cabin in Norway

View all 10 Photos

A blend of rustic and contemporary, this minimalist cabin stands out from a distance thanks to its unique modular construction and modern geometric shapes softened by the use of traditional wooden shingles. The owners hired the Rever & Drage architecture studio to rebuild their holiday home, a 1950s dilapidated structure located in a breathtaking landscape on the west coast of Norway. Nestled on a gently sloping hill, the house is surrounded by trees and vegetation on one side, with spectacular views over a fjord on the other. All that remains from the former house is the swimming pool and a more recent annex which also provided the starting point for the new structure’s design and exterior materials.

The wooden shingles and the angled roof reaching the ground are mirrored by the gabled roof of the new building, creating a unitary look which is complemented by the addition of cubic shapes partially suspended on stilts. Respecting the clients’ brief, the interior is divided in two sections, one with open plan rooms that overlook the landscape, and another more secluded and private. The main socializing areas, the lounge, kitchen, and dining room have large windows to allow generous amounts of natural light inside and sliding glass doors opening towards a balcony and a decking area. Accessible via the stairs in the lounge, a studio provides the best views of the entire property through a glazed wall overlooking the pool, the sea, and the mountains rising in the distance. The bedrooms are placed on the other side of the house in two individual modules angled towards the forest to accentuate the sense of privacy. In terms of interior design, the use of furniture is minimal; the wooden ceilings and floors infuse the rooms with rustic warmth, while the large glazed areas and dark walls add a contemporary accent, creating a comfortable living space at the same time. Images courtesy of Rever & Drage.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Dá Licença Hotel In Portugal

    One-of-a-kind, this retreat celebrates the heritage and culture of Alentejo. During their travels, Vitor Borges…

  • The Wuyuan Skywells Hotel

    A 300-year-old traditional Chinese building transformed into a high-end hotel. Nestled in the Yan village…

  • Design Destination: Melbourne

    A complete travel guide to Melbourne, your next design destination. The cultural capital of Australia,…

  • An Eco-stylish Retreat Concept

    Glamping in Quebec for both nature and design lovers. Designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects,…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(164142)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • Lochside House

    An off-grid home that celebrates the beauty of a rugged Scottish landscape. Built in the…

  • Hercule House by 2001 Studio

    A house that resembles an ice monolith emerging from the ground. Located in Mondorf-les-Bains, in…

  • The Cercal House

    A contemporary dwelling embedded into a pastoral landscape. Designed by Atelier Data, Cercal House explores…

  • Binary House

    A contemporary brick house designed with a range of creative details. Located in an area…

  • True North House

    A minimalist house aligned to the cardinal north. Built on one of the islands created…

  • Etno Hut By Utopium

    A low-impact cabin with a minimal design that maximizes comfort. Designed by Vilnius-based studio Utopium,…

  • The Waterloo Residence

    A thoughtfully designed extension that enhances existing living spaces. The owners of this beautiful house…

  • The Soria Moria Sauna

    A contemporary design that draws inspiration from local folklore and a striking landscape. Organized by…

  • Fraiao House

    A contemporary dwelling with an awe-inspiring interior. Located in Braga, Portugal, Fraiao House rises from…

Close Cart