These Egg-Shaped Wood Cabins Sit On Top Of A Mountain Overlooking Hammerfest, Norway

A series of Norwegian day-trip cabins have been designed with an egg-shaped, faceted stone-like appearance made from wood. The rounded shape naturally helps to clear snow, and reduce wind pressure. #Architecture #Cabin

Photography by Tor Even Mathisen

 

SPINN Arkitekter together with Format Engineers and the Norwegian Trekking Association, have recently completed a series of daytrip cabins near Hammerfest, Norway.

 

The cabins, which are just over 150 square feet (13.9m2), are designed to be egg-shaped, with a faceted stone-like appearance. The rounded shape naturally helps to clear snow, and reduce wind pressure.

A series of Norwegian day-trip cabins have been designed with an egg-shaped, faceted stone-like appearance made from wood. The rounded shape naturally helps to clear snow, and reduce wind pressure. #Architecture #Cabin

Photography by Tor Even Mathisen (top) and SPINN Arkitekter (middle and bottom)

Kebony cladding was chosen for the paneled exterior, which will develop a patina over time to match the surrounding rocks and arctic nature.


A series of Norwegian day-trip cabins have been designed with an egg-shaped, faceted stone-like appearance made from wood. The rounded shape naturally helps to clear snow, and reduce wind pressure. #Architecture #Cabin

Photography by SPINN Arkitekter

Stepping inside, the hexagonal pattern on the exterior is reflected on the interior walls, creating a cave-like appearance. Adjacent to the door is a fireplace with a table and seating.


Stepping inside this modern cabin, the hexagonal pattern on the exterior is reflected on the interior walls, creating a cave-like appearance. #Cabin #Fireplace

Photography by Tor Even Mathisen

On the opposite wall, there’s further seating that follows the line of the of wall, and is positioned to take advantage of the views.


This modern day-trip cabin features custom furniture designed to follow the shape of the wall, and a large window for taking in the views while resting. #Architecture #Furniture #Windows

Photography by Tor Even Mathisen

The main focal point of the interior is the large window, that perfectly frames the views of the sunset, the waterways, and city in the distance.


The main focal point of the interior of this day-trip cabin is the large window, that perfectly frames the views of the sunset, the waterways, and city in the distance. #Window

Photography by Tor Even Mathisen

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