Concrete is used wherever necessary but it seems like the designers have mostly preferred wood with the one used on the outside being more resistant to the rough weather that can hit the region once in a while. The interiors seem simple and elegant and situated at Østhusvik the Dalene cabin offers 120 square meters of private and tranquil escape from the hustle of city life.
The use of rough sawn lumber with the horizontal screens is both cost effective and achieves the look that its owners wanted which is supposedly a more natural texture that blends into surroundings rather than an artificial look achieved by use of modern material. Simple elegant and relaxing …
The animal and bird figures and motifs also form part of the rooms as even the kitchen seems to follow a similar pattern. The arrangement of the rooms in certain angles puts forward a messed up look bringing in some snazzy charm.
The curved wall was used to create a covered exit to the rooftop terrace where the family living here can enjoy fresh air and views of the surroundings. On the inside the wall also acts as a defining feature helping the architects design a spectacular display of wooden beams and details contrasting with the white walls. The tall graceful curved beams achieve their length by being joined by unusual mirrored dovetails secured with wooden pegs.
Although the villa consists of 46 impeccably decorated and detailed rooms one particular space worthy of additional recognition is a lounge lined with dark purple walls deep purple draperies dark wood accents and a breathtaking ceiling fresco.