Y Cabin / Oslotre

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Ringerike, Norway
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Y Cabin  / Oslotre - Exterior Photography
© Kyrre Sundal

Text description provided by the architects. Y cabin is located in the Vikerfjell mountain range in Ringerike, Norway. Extending slightly out over a small crag, it peeks out between the pine trees and gazes upon a northern forest landscape. The building volume branches out in three directions from a central pivot point, where six differently angled cross-laminated timber slats meet. This creates a complex roof geometry that allows for an open and flexible space, eliminating the need for beams and columns.

Y Cabin  / Oslotre - Exterior Photography
© Kyrre Sundal

The plan is zoned into three branches. One of which contains the bedrooms, clad in ocher-colored valchromat, while the two remaining branches are split between the dining room and a living room/kitchen space. The fireplace, centered where the Y´ splits, provides warmth to both living spaces, while at the same time acting as an eye-catcher in the corridor from the bedroom wing.

Y Cabin  / Oslotre - Interior Photography
© Nadia Norskott
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Y Cabin  / Oslotre - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Countertop, Beam
© Kyrre Sundal

The interior is dominated by visible CLT and ocher-colored valchromat. The yellow window frames create a warm atmosphere in the interior, and frame and emphasises the view of the forest and the mountains. The diagonally laid ash floor is mounted without skirting boards and threaded in under the solid wood walls. The building is characterized by a high level of detailing and precision in execution.

Y Cabin  / Oslotre - Interior Photography, Chair, Door
© Kyrre Sundal

The use of solid wood throughout the building creates the experience of a warm and fresh indoor environment. The cabin is clad with ore pine in both facade and roofing. Blending the cabin into the surrounding forest landscape and giving it its natural place on the mountain ledge.

Y Cabin  / Oslotre - Exterior Photography
© Nadia Norskott

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Address:Ringerike Municipality, Norway

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Cite: "Y Cabin / Oslotre" 20 Mar 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/978757/y-cabin-oslotre> ISSN 0719-8884

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