Deep in the Swedish forests lies a small traditional wooden retreat at the top of a hill that was formed millions of years ago. Now completely redesigned by Norm Architects, the space feels completely intertwined with nature both in terms of materials and views.
The doors had to take up as little space as possible.
The Swedish hut is designed for a simple life during both summer and winter. It is equipped with only the most necessary necessities. Norm Architects clearly chose slow living.
The retreat consists of a two-storey main building and a guesthouse built between the tree trunks, and can accommodate up to three families, each with their own suite. The lower floor of the main building functions as a hotel suite with its own bedroom, bathroom, mini bar and sauna.
Internal doors lead from the living room to the bedrooms and bathrooms. They are designed to take up as little space as possible in the smaller bedrooms. Due to their height, the sense of space is visually stretched and the ceiling height appears more spacious. The materials used have been kept as simple, natural and rustic as possible. The inherent warmth and texture of the chosen materials enhance the expression of light and space and ensure that the sparse interior will never feel empty.
The large windows allow daylight to penetrate the combined living, dining and kitchen area at any time of the day, making nature visible in the house.
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Photograpy by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen