Koot bureau’s main inspiration for this project was a Norwegian “hytte”.
The structure of this house is two square shapes, one of which is placed right in the center of another with similar distances from the inner and outer walls. The black cube, placed in the middle, illustrates the heart of the layout. Black and oak wood planks mix the architecture with the surroundings. Two of the walls are covered with charred wood planks. Other walls are panoramic windows, blending the building with nature around it due to reflections. From the same sides, there are also a terrace and a balcony with an oak-wood barrier.
The scenario was to divide this space into an open, semi-private, and private zone. Visitors’/owners’ daily activity runs clockwise. Zoning changes smoothly. Interior wooden black planks link conception with the exterior, which makes the space unite from within. The color pallet is black and white to accent the contrast between the cubes. Being placed mainly in green areas, white walls reflect the colors from the outside. Moreover, this combination makes the owner notice the colorfulness of the nature around them and focus on the scenery.