Oslo-based architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus designed this cabin in rural Norway. Cabin Ustaoset’s interior walls floors and ceilings are clad in pinewood. While the stark impact of the pinewood is quite striking it nevertheless emphasises a homey sheltered feel. One can imagine curling up inside during one of Norway’s harsh winters.
This contemporary residence in Taipei City moves away from this mundane approach to living room design thanks to the creative folk Alfonso Ideas. The open minimal and inviting living area of this small residence has been divided into two different parts using an internal wall and yet one space effortlessly flows into the next.
As the day passes and seasons wax and wane the interior changes ever so subtly because of varying natural light even as the rest of the home remains distinctly minimal and stoic. Sporadically used arm wooden surfaces gently interrupt this concrete monotony while blue accents make a rare appearance in the bedroom.
Building the perfect home is all about finding specific spatial solutions that work with each lot and ensuring that these ideas sync seamlessly with the needs of the homeowners as well. It is an act that requires a careful balance between form and functionality; a balance that seems to get spot on!
Designed by architect Cristián Izquierdo this remarkable House in Morrillos Chile is made entirely in pinewood. In a seasonal cabin constructed to accommodate up to three couples the exposed expansive pinewood offers a clean verging on sterile environment. And yet the result is both inviting and engaging.