V-Lodge: A Family Cabin in the Mountains of Norway

View all 16 Photos

Like the Micro Cluster Cabins and the Split-View Mountain Lodge, this Norwegian family retreat is a mountainside design by Reiulf Ramstad Architects. Known as the V-Lodge, this Buskerud cabin is split into a V-shaped plan. One wing houses the kitchen and the dining and living room, while the other holds the bathroom, the three bedrooms, and the children’s playroom. Both divisions have a similar look inside and out. Composed of two rectangular volumes with pitched roofing, the exterior is clad in pre-patinated heart pine. The interior, however, is lined with bare plywood sheets, a lighter choice of wood. In each wing, there is built-in furniture throughout and a glazed glass wall at the end. Additionally, there is a concrete fireplace and countertop in the kitchen, and sliding doors closing off the bedrooms. Altogether, the design provides a nice retreat for the growing family to enjoy in between outdoor adventures such as hiking and skiing. Photography by Søren Harder Nielsen.

    string(5) "Holly"

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • Sonoma Farmhaus

    A retreat designed for a cycling enthusiast and nature lover. Seattle-based architecture firm SKB Architects…

  • Eulalia Gil

    The recovery and revitalization of an industrial warehouse in Madrid. Completed by experimental architecture firm…

  • Caterpillar Hill House

    A wood-clad home inspired by tree houses. Named Caterpillar Hill, this wood-clad house rises from…

  • The Filter Pavilion

    A space of quiet reflection in the middle of Times Square. Designed by CLB Architects…

  • Art House

    Three volumes arranged around a courtyard in Palo Alto, California. When the owners of a…

  • Cabin Rones

    A cabin with views of a Norwegian fjord. Located on a steep site in Rones,…

  • Brick House with Tower

    A contemporary brick house that celebrates Norwegian masonry traditions. Inspired by the masonry building traditions…

Around the world

  • Wonder Bee & Bee

    A slow tourism project in southern Italy. Wonder Grottole started out as an experiment but…

  • Hotel Grand Stark

    A building from 1908 transformed into a stylish boutique hotel. Located in the Central Eastside…

  • The Circulo Mexicano Hotel

    A 19th century residential building transformed into a hotel with Shaker-inspired furniture. Located in the…

loader