Architects: Folstad Knut     Photography: Folstad Knut     Construction Period:  2018-2020     Location:  Sirdal, Norway

Timber Temple, all wooden, mountain cabin. A playful reinterpretation of the motifs and sedimentary stacking – or heaviness of -norwegian traditional architecture, while maintaining a contemporary and modern line. Challenges of differing conditions during winter, snow, and summer use solved with the concrete spot-foundations raising the main volume off the ground while utilizing the rising landscape to achieve a simple «yard» which works both in high snow and heated summer days.

The plan demonstrates a strong hierarchy between intimate, smaller areas and more generous spaces. A high ceiling living room with outdoor access and a generous but simple bathroom with custom aluminium sitting tub in a rich green, a resemblance to the forest pond. All furniture except chairs and dining table drawn specifically to project.

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