Mylla Winter Cabin / Fjord Arkitekter

Architects: Fjord Arkitekter
Area: 117 m²
Year: 2023
Photographs: Einar Aslaksen
Manufacturers: Diastone Norge, HAY, Ifö Electric, Ikea, Superfront, Vifix Betong
Lead Architects: Finn Magnus Rasmussen
Interior Styling: Marthe Bergan Osen – Studio bosted
Structure Engineers: Fjord Ingeniører
City: Oslo
Country: Norway

Mylla Cabin is a winter cabin designed by Fjord Arkitekter in the Nordmarka region of Oslo, Norway, known for its striking winter landscapes. This destination, beloved by winter sports enthusiasts, is just an hour away by skis from the city center.

Mylla winter cabin / fjord arkitekter

“Mylla Cabin” is located in Nordmarka, a forested area in northern Oslo, Norway. The cabin is a one-hour ski trip from the city center, through a route celebrated for its stunning views, attracting numerous winter sports fans.

The design of the cabin aims to maintain the natural topography and features of the site. Its construction is straightforward and functional, utilizing durable, natural materials designed to last many generations. The outer walls are clad in pine treated with a Norwegian method called “Møre Royal,” which involves oil vacuum-cooking the wood to boost its durability against weather conditions and reduce upkeep.

As the cabin ages, the wood exterior naturally weathers, forming a patina that integrates the structure into its environment. The interior is fitted with varnished spruce from Bergene Holm, featuring polished concrete floors on the main level and oiled spruce floors in the loft. The cabin meets nearly passive house standards and relies solely on geothermal heating.

The architecture of the cabin is modest and linear, which differentiates the sleeping quarters from the shared spaces effectively. The main floor houses the living area, dining space, kitchen, entrance hall, bathroom, and bedrooms, while the loft provides space for an office and more bedrooms.

The layout of the common areas is open, with distinct zones within a spacious setting. The living room offers panoramic views and includes large windows on two sides, fostering a strong indoor-outdoor connection. The cabin’s varying ceiling heights contribute distinctive character to each room, and the staircase serves not just as a functional element but as a central piece of the design.

Mylla winter cabin / fjord arkitekter
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Address: Oslo, Norway

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