The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

The Aluminum Cabin / JVA - Windows, HandrailThe Aluminum Cabin / JVA - Sofa, Chair, Bedroom, Balcony, DeckThe Aluminum Cabin / JVA - Windows, FacadeThe Aluminum Cabin / JVA - Door, FacadeThe Aluminum Cabin / JVA - More Images+ 24

  • Architects: JVA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  90
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Nils Petter Dale
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Focus
The Aluminum Cabin / JVA - Windows
© Nils Petter Dale

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in a beautiful archipelago, this seaside cabin is a replacement project for a worn-out, unpractical cabin which was dominating the site. The area's building code and its following obstructions have formed the project in size and form, as well as an enhanced site-specific adaption to the landscape.

The Aluminum Cabin / JVA - Windows, Chair, Glass, Handrail, Deck
© Nils Petter Dale

The cabin consists of three interconnected volumes where three outdoor spaces is created. All three outdoor rooms give several sun and shelter options during the day. The cabin is placed between two rocks and the characteristic landscape makes the cabin appear low in the terrain.

Floor Plan

The plan is programmatically divided in two by the roof ridge. One side is subdivided into bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen - while the other side is one large living room. The division is to be seen in the opposing facades - one is private and enclosed, the other is open and transparent.

The Aluminum Cabin / JVA - Door, Facade
© Nils Petter Dale

The cabin is clad in seawater resistant aluminum and has folding doors that make two of the facades completely open towards the surroundings. The aluminum façade plays along with the shifting daylight and appears altered in its expression during the day.


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Cite: "The Aluminum Cabin / JVA" 09 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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