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A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

Norway Architecture News - Oct 12, 2020 - 13:07   3725 views

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

Norwegian architecture studio A38 Arkitekter has built a minimal cabin raised on a "sturdy" central column to have a minimum footprint on the ground. 

Named Diamanten Cabin (or the Diamond), the 45-square-metre cabin is situated in the mountains above Oppdal in central Norway

The small-scaled project emerges as an exercise in the juxtapositioning of modern minimalist form with ancient Norwegian wooden buildings. 

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

The cabin, through its angular facades, provides cozy atmosphere, the interior of the cabin includes only a bedroom which gives focus to an amazing view over the mountains.

The architects used large windows and top-lit skylight both for the fantastic view on the plot and for the sky. 

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

"The design challenges traditional ideas of how architecture in the mountains should be," said the firm. 

"Right from the start, we were fascinated by the idea of creating a piece of modern architecture that could form a contrast with the age-old, beautiful wooden buildings as well as holding its own as a building," the architects added.

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

The studio's concept is based on minimal interference with nature, which requires a very sturdy central column structurally supporting the annex. 

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

"This allows the existing terrain to remain almost untouched. The steep hills above Oppdal with its 18th-century traditional buildings provides the beautiful backdrop for “the Diamond," they added.

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

Space inside is simple and speaks for itself. The large windows in the wall and roof provide fantastic views of the valley below and the sky above. This project adds a new exciting dimension to the already impressive tradition of Norwegian wooden architecture.

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

Plan and sections

A38 Arkitekter built Diamanten Cabin raised on a central column with minimum footprint on steep hills

Elevations

Project facts

Project name: Diamanten Cabin 

Architects: A38 Arkitekter

Architects: Rune Ramfelt, Mari Heum, Georg Piantino, Tina Wessel, Jon Fleischer, Emil Årdal Aarseth

Size: 45m2 

Location: Oppdal, Norway

Date: 2019

Client: Tv3 - Adventurous renovation

All images © Martin Innerdal Dalen

All drawings © A38 Arkitekter

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