January 21, 2019 | Architecture
Gubrandslie Cabin by Helen & Hard architects
Gubrandslie Cabin is mininmal house located near Tyinkrysset, Filefjell, on a beautiful site at the border of Jotunheimen National Park. It is by Helen & Hard architects, a Norway based architetral design studio, work in different scales and scopes, on a wide spectrum of projects ranging from single family houses to large public buildings, from offices and multi-family housing projects to master planning.
The L-shaped volume has a semi-closed wall next to the entrance that opens up towards the magnificent view from the more private part of the cabin. The windows also have shapes inspired by the amazing landscape. Sauna and wardrobes are placed under ground in the concrete basement, alongside ski storage and car parking.
On top of the fundament, above terrain, a wooden box containing the main volume and space of the cabin, is placed. The volume is further divided into three levels to follow the topography. This spatial organization produces an open main floor, yet clearly demarcated in different levels and integrated interior.
The construction of the cabin is made of prefabricated solid wooden elements of spruce which resulted in a short construction time, a great advantage on site in the mounty scenery and due to the sometimes harsh weather conditions.
Photo by: Rasmus Norlander, Ragnar Hartvig