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Tommie Wilhelmsen’s Remote Trekronekabin is a Dramatic Intervention in the Nordic Landscape
Posted By Helen Morgan On January 21, 2013 @ 5:13 pm In Architecture,Gallery | No Comments
Located in a remote area of Norway, this impressive Trekronekabin is perched elegantly a steep rock on the Sjernnaroy islands. Designed by Tommie Wilhelmsen, the private lodge was constructed from local materials like pine, oak and fir. The site is only accessible by boat, adding to its retreat-style charm, and it's nestled serenely within the surrounding landscape. Dubbed the 'cabin in the treetops,' Trekonekabin is a dramatic lodge hidden deep in the woods.
Wilhelmsen sought to design a lodge that rises up above the treetops to evoke space and calm. He used black and earthy tones to complement the natural environment , while simultaneously creating a dramatic anchor to the rocky ledge using steel to hold up the floor. This sharp horizontal edge contrasts with the vertical line of the concrete chimney, and the entire site holds its ground above the ocean below.
Inside, the ceiling is made from wooden slats that curve to encapsulate a seating area. Large windows open out onto spectacular views and are complimented with simple furnishings and modest decor. The entire space is flooded with light, and looks like a stunning space to enjoy the enticing Nordic summers.
Images courtesy of Nils Petter Dale
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