At first glance, this cabin in Norway might look like it’s buried deep beneath snow, with only its roof sticking out. But take a closer look and you’ll see that it was actually designed that way!
Called ‘Cabin Vindheim’, the gorgeous minimalist cabin is located in an alpine forest near the town of Lillehammer. According to Håkon Matre Aasarød of architectural studio Vardehaugen, it’s “inspired by the classic motif of snowbound cabins, which have only their roofs protruding through the snow.”
He added that the shape of the structure also allows it to double as a winter sports venue. “When snow covers the structure the division between architecture and nature becomes blurred, and the roof becomes a man-made slope for ski jumping, toboggan runs, and other snow-based activities.”
The interiors, despite its compact floor plan (55m), is spatially rich thanks to the sloping canpoIy and various uplifts. It includes a huge living room, a ski preparation room, and an annex that connects to a utility room.
But the best part? The bedroom – not for its cosy bed, but for the view. “From the main bedroom and the mezzanine you can even gaze up at the stars and enjoy the Northern Lights, while lying in bed, said Aasarød.
“When resting in the cabin’s bedroom, a large 4m-long window creates the impression of sleeping above the treetops and underneath the stars.”
Via Design Boom