Cabin at Troll’s peak by Rever & Drage Architects

The cabin is in this respect can be seen as both a single unit and four separate buildings.

Project Specs


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▼建筑外貌,exterior view

This is first and foremost a robust heavy duty cabin with high quality traditional craftmanship and local timber being used throughout. It uses a traditional layout with a connecting row of different buildings styles and with materials and techniques corresponding with the different indoor functions, the weather conditions they must handle as well as their representative status. The choice of durable materials and a construction to fit the terrain, will give the cabin a long life, even in the harsh weather conditions of this high mountain valley. The cabin is practically designed for an active outdoor family with a lot of equipment and the need for a comfortable place to change before and after hiking and skiing trips and not the least to provide a drying area for wet clothes. The building is further tailor-made to transport wet hikers from the glassed-in garage via a laundry area, bathroom and kitchen to a soft sofa by the fireplace with a wide panorama window.

▼鲜明的外观,the clear surface


The glassed-in garage will also function as a storage room, fitness/workout room, workshop and conservatory. In this room all the traditional wooden joints are exposed and well lit. From the conservatory the nearby scenic peak of Ryssdalsnebba can be observed to the south. In good weather the doors can be opened both to the west and east to make a seamless transition between the safe shelter of the cabin and the wilderness at the doorstep. To the north is a large bedroom, or small dormitory, with a large window in the gables to observe the northern lights.

▼玻璃房子既是车库,也承担储藏间,健身房,工作室和保温空间等功能,the glassed-in garage will also function as a storage room, fitness/workout room, workshop and conservatory


Each of the units has its own character as presented by their building technique and window type. The living room is built with more elegant 19th century notched logs, while the kitchen has slim, more modern, square logs with dovetail notches. Furthest south is the garage, built in a local timber frame technique and clad with transparent polycarbonate.

▼不同部位采用不同的木材搭建方式,each of the units has its unique building technique

▼建造细部,details of the joints



The living room has a barrel vault ceiling which defines a distinct scene with the fireplace and panorama window underneath. The low position of the window emphasizes that this is a room to sit and relax. Adjacent to the living room are two small rooms which can function either as an extra bedroom or workplace. Between the two small rooms is a representative entrance with a gable fronted dormer to indicate that this is the entrance for visitors as opposed to the more profane entrance through the garage. The kitchen is airy and comfortable with a dining table and terrace door to the east. To the west small windows are recessed in the timber to provide daylight as well as an view of the driveway. The bathroom has the same type of recessed windows to allow daylight and afternoon sun in, but without being too exposed.

▼拥有巨大窗口的起居室,the living room with panorama window

▼工作间,study room


The outside composition is that of a traditional row farm where buildings with different functions and different construction techniques are arranged in a line corresponding with the dominant direction of wind. The obligation to the whole is maintained by common coloration in a deep, dark green, tar based timber oil, as well as the common direction of their gabled roofs.

▼外观细节,detail of the exterior


In the western facade of the building the individual characters of the different units are most obvious, while in the eastern facade their coherence and the cabin as a whole is more prominent. The cabin is in this respect can be seen as both a single unit and four separate buildings.

▼拼凑的外观,the obvious different units



Project name: Cabin at Troll’s peak
Architects: Rever & Drage Architects
Design team: Tom Auger, Martin Beverfjord, Eirik Lilledrange
Complete: 2017
Location: Trolltind, Sunndal, Norway
Area: 140 sqm
Photo: Tom Auger

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