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Oslo, Norway

Renovation and extension of a wooden cabin in the Oslo forest (type: hytte). The original cabin was built around 1930, and is situated in the catchment area for the city's drinking water. The project involves the change of use to a single-family house.  

The cabin is extended toward the west with new walls and roof construction built of solid logs (laft) from Norwegian forests in Telemark. A glazed room between between the original and log constructions connects inhabitants with the surrounding forest. Spaces between external timber cladding and log walls are used for storage, shelter and living. A planted roof replaces meadowed site-area occupied by the extension.