Nothing cures the blues like an island holiday - especially one taken in a lovely minimalist home like this one. The Norwegian talent behind the off-grid Hardanger Retreat, Tommie Wilhelmsen, designed this darling Dalene cabin for a summer escape in Østhusvik on Rennesøy Island. A south-facing structure filled with light, the 120 sqm cabin's swooping facade gives it an incredible sense of movement that counterbalances the silence of island life.
This small cabin has a south-facing facade which – combined with tall windows wrapped around the perimeter – flood the home with natural lighting such that no artificial help will be required except in the dead of winter (when nobody is likely to be around). Folding doors lift up to unite the inside with the natural surroundings, and finally, although we’re not 100% in love with the concrete back wall or fireplace, the interior oak panels and exterior fir give the minimalist cabin an extra rustic and sustainable lift.
Via Arch Daily