Created for a family that wanted a cabin for the whole family, but with spaces for privacy, Micro Cluster Cabins is a group of three structures which can be used individually.
“Each of the buildings is defined as a clarified geometric volume, organized around the outdoor area that binds them together as one unit.” says the architects.
“Toward the northeast, a hill borders and defines the site, together with the view in the opposite direction. The spatial interaction between landscape and the structure creates a beneficial microclimate. This is reflected by the structures’ southwest orientation, where the gable end is glazed. In the other directions the buildings appear more closed.”
Micro Cluster Cabins has been nominated for a 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
Location: Herfell, Vestfold, Norway
Program: Cabin for a multigenerational family
Size / value: 70 m2
Commission type: Direct commission (2010)
Status: Completed (2014)