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.

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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.

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