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.
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.
Images via Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter