Constellation of pentagonal tourist cabins. Playful forms in the Norwegian mountains - TimberOnWeb
The Snøhetta studio, on a small plateau overlooking the Jostedalen glacier in western Norway, designs nine sturdy pentagonal and oblique cabins with beak-shaped outer walls to slow the strong mountain winds.
Tungestølen includes a constellation of design cabins for Luster Turlag, a local branch of the Norwegian National Trekking Association, designed to cope with the changing weather conditions of this mountainous site to provide a comfortable and generous shelter for visitors during both the summer and autumn months.
The cabins were designed to replace the original tourist cabin in Tungestølen, which was swept away by a devastating cyclone. The new cabins look very sturdy, made with wooden laminated frames. On the walls facing outwards, the beak shape helps to counteract strong winds.
Inside, the cabins have a playful shape, framing the surrounding mountains and valleys using the angular and panoramic windows, adding views and light to the spaces. The main cabin offers a cozy space for group meals around wooden tables. The other cabins are composed of dormitories
The cabins are surrounded by a spectacular landscape with steep mountains on the sides, a starting point for experienced hikers, but also for families who want to undertake short and comfortable hikes.
Meditative space in an ellipsoid volume. Lights and sounds create an intimate and relaxing environment