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Efjord Retreat Cabin by Stinessen Arkitektur

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Stinessen Arkitektur has completed Efjord Retreat Cabin. Located in Ballangen in Nordland county, Norway, the cabin is consists of two volumes totaling 200m² (2,153ft²).

The cabin is placed on height with the existing terrain to allow the outdoor spaces to interact seamlessly with the natural terrain. The terrain itself provided a natural orientation and positioning of the building that allows the different functions to work in tune with the movement of the sun and the balance between privacy and views.

The exterior of the cabin consist of two materials; structural glazing and core pinewood. The wood is treated with iron sulfate to achieve an even patina. The interiors are clad in birch veneer, the floors in granite tiles, as the stone outside. Both types of wood are typical for this region. The sauna interiors and the ceiling of the sauna and bathrooms are clad in aspen slats because of the hygroscopic properties of the wood.

— Stinessen Arkitektur

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Photographs by Steve King, Snorre Stinessen
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