The Cabin Rones is located at Rones, 150km north of Trondheim. The site is steep and rough with a view of the fjord. The cabin has a compact footprint that adapts to the landscape and preserves the site and its vegetation. The main floor is concrete construction with three different levels adapting to the terrain.
The concrete base, and the big wooden windows in front, support the second floor; a triangular-shaped volume of cross-laminated timber wrapped in black roofing felt. The interior is characterized by the raw concrete walls, the polished concrete floor, the wooden windows, and the second store all made in Norwegian pine. The furnishing is made out of Norwegian birch. Gutter and other outdoor details are made in untreated copper and will darken with time. The Cabin Rones has a sheltering atmosphere with its protective back wall in concrete and its open glass facade facing the fjord.
Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects is a small architecture studio founded by John Sanden and Ingvild Hodnekvam in 2014. The studio is based in Oslo/Nesodden, Norway, and is engaged in a varied range of projects all over the country.
Their work balances simplicity in form and richness in tectonics and atmospheres. They seek simple solutions with the honesty of materials and construction in mind, always striving for rational, aesthetic, and sustainable solutions.
The studio has won several architectural competitions and its work is widely published. They have been included in Wallpaper`s list of the world’s most promising emerging practices, and their work has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.