Norway has lots of big mountains and rugged landscapes which makes it a perfect place to search for beautiful and inspiring cabin designs. There’s a lot of inspiration to be found out here so we’re put together a list of our top ten
The Diamanten Cabin by A38 Arkitekter
This a cabin situated at the center of Norway, in the beautiful mountains above Oppdal. Its name translated as The Diamong Cabin which is a reference to its angular and unusual geometry. It was designed by studio
Upon looking at it you can immediately tell this is not your
The Manshausen 2.0 Island Resort by Stinessen Arkitektur
This modern cabin was designed in 2018 by studio
The expansion project includes a series of cabins just like this one and also a sauna which was constructed using leftover materials. The
The Efjord Retreat Cabin by Stinessen Arkitektur
The talented studio
The team was asked to create an inviting retreat that would be able to offer total privacy but also take advantage of the
The Hooded Cabin by Arkitektværelset As
The design of this cabin is an interesting one for multiple reasons. It looks intriguing and unusual and it has a very sheltered structure as suggested by the name as well. It’s also a design created in response to multiple strict building regulations in this particular region of Norway.
Cabin out here are required to have sectioned windows,
The PAN-cabins by sivilarkitet espen surnevik as
This is a set of cabins situated in the beautiful Finnskogen forest area in Eastern Norway. They were designed by studio
The most noticeable thing about them is the fact they’re lifted 8 meters up over the ground and they’re supported by slender metal frames. The actual cabins themselves have triangular, tent-like shapes and include
The Østfold Cabin by Lund+Slaatto Architects
The design of this cabin is interesting and unusual in its own unique way. The shape of the roof is rather peculiar, as it extends down at the back and connects to floor structure, thus giving the cabin a very sheltered look from this perspective. This is not a big structure.
It measures 60 square meters in total and was constructed in 2013 by studio
The Stokkøya Cabin by Kappland Arkitekter
From a distance, it looks like a shadow, a glitch in the texture of the hill. As you get closer the shape of a modern cabin starts to form. It sits on Stokkøya island on a beautiful and lush hillside that overlooks the open sea. The low vegetation gives it a clean and unobstructed view and also allows it to stand out more.
The cabin follows the steep slope and that indirectly structures it on multiple levels. Inside, one gets to actually ascend the slope in order to reach the areas at the top. That’s a very interesting and effective way of establishing a strong bond between the cabin and the land that it sits on. This was a project completed by
The Lille Arøya Cabin by Lund Hagem
This cabin is situated on a small island which can only be reached by boat. It has beautiful topography with large height differences, exposed rocks and coastal views. Building a cabin here was challenging. In fact, as you can see, this structure sits on the edge, on a small and low rocky area close to the water.
It’s attached to the island with a structure of stilts and it attaches to an existing house. It has two main volumes, one which contains two bedrooms and another which houses the living and dining areas as well as the kitchen. This is a case when the cabin enhances the site on which it stands which in this case was only gathering debris and served no useful purpose. This was a project by architecture studio
A small house by Atelier Oslo
The South coast of Norway is characterized by a smooth topography with curved rocks that gradually descend towards the water. Here
The concrete floors are set on different levels which follow the outline of the hillside and this creates a wonderful feeling of immersion. The rocks become a part of the interior design and the house becomes a part of the landscape. This special relationship is reinforced in multiple levels.
A lot of
As a result, the architects at studio
It occupies the lowest area on the site and almost disappears underneath the snow in winter. The exterior is made of concrete and dark stained timber which references the traditional houses found in this region. The design however is a modern one.