The Aluminum Cabin is a 90sqm structure located in Vestfold, Norway within the spectacular seaside archipelago. The web site initially held a wooden cabin that had turn into worn out and impractical to use so Jarmund Vigsnaes AS Arkitekter MNAL presented a replacement design and style using the salt water resistant aluminum as the preferred constructing material. The size and kind of the final style where based largely on the nearby building code, its restrictive allowances and site distinct needs.
Locating The Aluminum Cabin among two of the coastline rocks makes it possible for the creating to settle down into the landscape rather then sitting higher above it. The two rocks provide a section of camouflaging and shading from the hugely reflective aluminum facade that either shines brightly when the sun’;s rays bounce off of it or – when in the shade – blends harmoniously into the grey boulders that surround it.
The layout of the house uses the roof ridge as a divider with the private zones of bathrooms, bedroom and kitchen located on one side and the social zones on the other. Accenting this division is the massive window glazings on the social side as effectively as the glass sliders that open to a small covered deck region strategically placed to get pleasure from the ocean views.
The big expanses of window glazings present an unobstructed view of each the ocean and the natural coastline.
The natural coastline makes the best resting spot for any number of animals and birds, and the home owners can take pleasure in watching them from the comforts of their cabin.
The second of the 3 covered decks is situated just outside the dining zone and here a related removable canopy presents the best spot to relax either in the sun or in the shade and if relaxing is not on the agenda, a walkway from the deck leads down to the ocean.
The third of the 3 covered decks is positioned over the entrance to The Aluminum Cabin, here the 3 interconnected volumes of the home are presented in an interesting and modernistic manner. The splaying out of the 1st two volumes creates a funnel effect major the visitor to the principal entrance, previous a side door on the correct, which leads to the ensuite, and a kitchen window on the left.
The entry door is glass and looks via the residence to the ocean views beyond. A small higher window next to the entry is the place of the powder area.
All 3 of the decks uses sailing cloth and ropes as the supplies of choice for the awning and its rope system. Even boat cleats are utilizes on the wall to tie off the ropes.
Although the facade of The Aluminum Cabin gives a contemporary strategy to industrial style by way of its geometric volumes and 12×14″ pavers, the interior showcases a softer Scandinavian design and style aesthetic with its pale wood floors and white walls.
The social zone only shows hints of the aluminum façade through the framings to the window glazings. In this zone its all about pale woods and light furnishings generating a backdrop for the two focal points. The main focal point is the panoramic views, the second is the hanging fireplace with its ball shaped stove section and circular glass hearth. Pretty awesome.
Producing the conversation location is a steel based sofa and two bean bag chairs. The option of bean bag chairs is a smart way of possessing multidirectional seating which is a must with views like that.
Given that The Aluminum Cabin is only 90sqm, the entry leads correct into the social zone, eliminating the usual foyer. Just to the left of the entry is the dining area and the enclosed kitchen. Past the dining region and at the far end is a bedroom.
The ensuite leaves the pale wood flooring and white walls behind in favour of the water friendly aluminum for walls and white tiles for the flooring. Wood is nonetheless present in the form of the window sill and trim but only there. The door that leads to the entry way is positioned on the outdoors wall.
Even though the home is developed with two bathrooms an outdoor shower is also offered, making the ideal spot to rinse off salt and sand after a seaside dip.
Although the cabin is located in such a way that an outdoor life-style is the preferred way to spend an afternoon, the interior volumes generate a cozy and warm location to unwind ahead of turning in for the evening.
The place of the cabin is such that only the sounds of nature permeate the inner volumes as night approaches. These sounds come from the waves against the rocks, the wind in the trees and the wildlife passing by
Even right after turning in, the property owners and their guests can maintain tabs on nature’;s guests from their sliding glass doors that open to the decks, and if anything thrilling is taking place in the ocean or in the sky its just a couple of feet from the bed to the outdoors.
The riveted aluminum siding glows from the moonlight while the glazings glow from the interior lighting. The setting is serine and peaceful these days, but tomorrow the climate could turn and the aluminum then becomes a needed barrier to the salt spray.
Firewood keeps the cabin warm and is stacked at a distance. When living a remote way of life, animals big and modest are element of the life-style and firewood is an ideal hiding location for smaller sized animals. For this explanation firewood is usually stacked at a distance. Living on the coast Firewood is also effortlessly accessible but needs to be exposed to rain for about one year to wash the salt away.
With an ever available quantity of firewood, year round views and all the comforts of a city home, The Aluminum Cabin is both a image excellent postcard and a idealistic life-style.
Even in this remote setting firm in the form of neighbours are close at hand. Every neighbour is situated to keep away from web site lines with each other, but each and every is nearby nonetheless.
The Aluminum Cabin is made with 3 interconnected volumes that every have their personal outdoor spaces. Folding glass doors accesses two of the decks and all 3 offer either sun or shelter options.
Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Arkitekter MNAL
Photography by Nils Petter Dale