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.
Refined and curated the color scheme inside the house is largely neutral with pops of red being found sporadically. The sitting areas and social zones on the inside flow effortlessly into the outdoor deck and pool area ensuring that the transition between both the zones is seamless. This is a ranch house that is sophisticated smart and responsive to the specific demands on the lot!
A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months while the smart system of shades ensure that there is absolutely no necessity of air conditioning in the summer months. Essentially this is a farmhouse that cuts back on power consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible.
Concrete is the material off choice on the inside with the three inimitable curved ceiling structures in raw concrete standing in contrast to the polished concrete floor. The repetitive concrete ‘vaults’ capture the Northern sunlight beautifully and fill the interior with bright daylight.
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.
When creating the interior for this five-storey townhouse architectural studio MAATworks referenced the quintessential wooden homes found across Scandinavia. Pinewood-covered walls and ceilings lend to the home’s smart modern Scandinavian charm. The result is a bright open and welcoming abode.
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.