In the coastal town of Herfell, Norway, about an hour and a half’s drive south from Oslo, architects Reiulf Ramstad designed a “micro cluster” of three tiny holiday cabins for a family that likes to vacation together while still maintaining privacy.
Photography courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects.
Above: The three separate cabins are built around a central outdoor space where several generations of family members can congregate. The clients are a couple with two grown sons (both of whom were expecting babies).
Above: The compound also includes a small wood shed. The peaked timber structures, clad in untreated wood sourced locally, have windows that face a bucolic view of rolling, forested land.
Above: The cluster includes two separate bedroom cabins as well as a communal dining and living space. Inside a small cabin, a sleeping loft creates additional living space.
Above: “Each of the buildings is defined as a clarified geometric volume, organized around the outdoor area that binds them together as one unit,” the architects says.
Above: The cabins, sited at the base of a stony hillside, are in an isolated spot where the natural surroundings are the nearest neighbors.
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