Lucy Wang

Tiny Wedge-Shaped Writer's Cottage Hangs Off a Hillside in Norway

by , 09/02/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery



Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter, JVA, writer's cottage, cabin, wood cabin, wooden cabin, norway, asker, tiny cabin, writer's cabin, wood house, wood architecture, sun shade

Completed in 2008, this 173-square-foot cabin is divided into two main spaces: an outdoor garden bounded by three walls that serves as the entry hall, and an indoor living space comprising an elevated bookcase, fireplace, a triangular writing desk and sitting area. Light-colored wood paneling covers the interior of the minimalist space; the same wood material was also used to construct the furnishings.

Related: Solar-Powered Rabot Cabin Stands Up to Extreme Norwegian Weather

To mitigate a steep slope, the cottage is partly supported atop wooden stilts. Strategically placed glazed openings allow for views and natural light to enter the space without compromising the client’s privacy. A large slatted triangular sun shade juts out from the corner of the cottage to protect the writer’s desk from harsh sunlight in the morning hours.

+ Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter

Images via Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter

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