Snøhetta has designed a panoramic self-service cabin of 80m² (861ft²) called Fuglemyrhytta. Situated close to the panoramic viewpoint of Vettakollen, in the borough of Vestre Aker in Oslo, Norway, the cabin can be booked through the Norwegian Trekking Association’s (DNT) booking system.
The cabin is composed of two staggered pentagonal volumes, whose shapes and height add a sense of lightness to the different rooms. The shape of the rooms further creates clever sleeping solutions and more interesting views out on the surrounding landscape.
One of the central attributes of the cabin is a spacious common room with a large, generous window facing southwards. Seating opportunities and an oven and stove make the space ideal for a self-made meal after a hike through the popular trails of the Nordmarka forest. By the entry, a long hall offers a generous space for shoes and jackets. A drying room and two bedrooms add convenience and comfort to the sheltered space.
The structure is made from cross-laminated timber and two stiffened glulam frames isolated and clad with ore-pine. The choice of locally sourced, natural materials contributes to a healthy indoor climate and ensures that the cabin has a low carbon footprint. The solid cross-laminated timber materiality also dominates the interior. Selected inside walls are treated with hard wax oil to create variations in the surfaces, and color choices ranging from light gray, burgundy and orange offer a modern take on the traditional Norwegian cabin life.
The area surrounding Fuglemyrhytta offers visitors access to a “gapahuk” shelter and benches made of timber. Behind the cabin one finds a small outhouse with a toilet and woodshed.
Photographs by Ivar Kvaal, Ole Petter Steen
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