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A private family retreat

The clients are a family with small children, and also wanted space for extended family and friends. The conceptual layout was conceived as several individual volumes connected via in-between spaces and a central winter garden, placed on a natural shelf in the terrain. The organisation provides both privacy and room for several activities at the same time.

A cozy terrace with an outdoor fireplace and a view of the fjord.
The exterior of a wooden cabin.

The central winter garden, with a fireplace and an outdoor kitchen, functions as the entrance to the building. From here the retreat opens up to the natural clearing in the forest where you enter into either the main building or the annexe.

An entrance to a dark building with plants outside.

Each group of rooms are done as separate volumes to achieve an additional layer of privacy, but also to emphasise the transition between spaces and activities and tell a story of everyday journeys.

A large window in a cabin overlooking a wooden structure and snow as far as the eye can see.