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I/O Cabin is a summer season home designed for “inside-outside” residing in Norway


Native studio Erling Berg has created a vacation residence overlooking the ocean in Risør, on Norway’s southern coast, which is clad in domestically sourced spruce.

Named I/O Cabin, the picket vacation residence was raised off the bottom with picket pillars and perches on the sloped terrain of the location.

I/O Cabin exterior clad with spruce wood by Erling Berg
The cabin is clad in domestically sourced gray spruce

Erling Berg’s design brings collectively three separate volumes linked by a picket deck and positioned to create an atrium on the centre of the plan. This creates “inside-outside” areas that reply to the dynamic Norwegian local weather.

“As a summer season home on the coast of Norway, the climate will change quick, typically altering in the course of the day, creating each inside and outdoors hours,” studio founder Erling Berg instructed Dezeen.

“Due to this fact, we wished to create a home with quick access to its insides and outsides, with good round and visible connection between the 2 parts,” he continued.

Atrium of Norwegian holiday home
The construction is raised from the bottom by picket pillars

The hilly web site is fashioned of strong rock and appears out to the south west coast, with views to Denmark throughout the Skagerrak strait.

The cabin’s three volumes had been positioned on a picket deck which floats above the location, held up by cross-laminated timber beams which additionally assist the house’s cantilevered roof.

The roof’s form and placement was designed to supply shading from the solar, in addition to to permit gentle into the central atrium. It additionally brings safety from the rain.

View of living space interior at I/O Cabin by Erling Berg
A V-shaped timber column kinds a nook window within the residing house

Berg, who spent nearly all of his twenties and his early thirties in California, was knowledgeable by the horizontal language of mid-century structure from the area, in addition to by Norwegian constructing traditions.

“I discover the performance from California’s mid century structure simply as necessary because the practicality of the Norwegian vernacular and its conventional development strategies,” he defined.

“The framework of the deck and roof linked by the identical vertical pillars going from the roof to the untouched terrain was impressed by the bigger, metal frames of mid-century California properties as seen within the hills of Los Angeles,” he continued.

On coming into I/O Cabin, the transitional indoor-outdoor atrium results in the primary residing house, 4 bedrooms and bathe, that are oriented in a U-shape across the central house.

Internally, the partitions had been clad in white painted horizontal wooden siding, whereas the ceilings and flooring are clad in white oiled spruce timber, offering a heat and pure aesthetic that’s typical of conventional Norwegian costal cabins.

Kitchen interior of holiday home in Norway by Erling Berg
A centralised atrium joins the three volumes collectively

“The materiality is each based mostly on native, real supplies and a standard color palette that may be present in summer season homes alongside the Norwegian coast from the Fifties and 60s,” mentioned Berg.

“[It is] a practical palette, merging the heat of the wooden textures with white painted panels, making the inside cool, but heat and shiny.”

Shower room within I/O Cabin in Norway
Using spruce wooden creates a heat and pure aesthetic

A spotlight of the inside is the V-shaped timber column on the nook of the lounge which permits for a nook glass window, opening up the house to its pure environment and reinforcing the “inside-outside” high quality of the cabin.

Erling Berg is a Norweigian studio based by Berg, who beforehand labored at San Francisco and Oslo based mostly Mork-Ulnes Architects on initiatives together with a concrete guesthouse overlooking hills devastated by wildfires.

Elsewhere in Norway, Snøhetta and engineer Tor Helge Dokka have accomplished a mass-timber residence that perches on a hillside in Kongsberg, and Feste Panorama/Structure have designed a sequence of picket cabins that can be utilized by hikers within the mountains of the Agder area.

The images is by Carlos Rollán.

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