Perched on a mountaintop in Norway, the Hooded Cabin breaks the traditional cabin mold while staying within the strict guidelines of the alpine region. Architects were limited by regulations that included sectioned windows, standing wood paneling, 22-27 degrees gabled roofs, and triple bargeboards along with a cold, windy climate. Its exterior is protected by an ore pine roof. Resembling a hood, the cladding is laid in an angled pattern creating a geometric contrast with the remaining black timber facade and giving the dwelling a sculpted quality. Inside, a warm oak lining complements the natural scenery displayed by expansive glazed openings. Bedrooms are housed in the back and attic allowing for the main living space to take advantage of the sweeping views. When weather permits, sliding glass doors open out to a wooden terrace overlooking the lake below.
Photos: Marte Garmann / Arkitektærelset