Mylla Hytte | Mork Ulnes Architects
This week we are delighted to feature an incredible project from Mork Ulnes Architects. With offices in San Francisco and Oslo, the firm approaches projects with both Scandinavian practicality and California’s ‘can-do’ spirit of innovation. This project is a fantastic example of the incredible work they can produce!
Mork Ulnes Architects: “Mylla Hytte is a cabin located in a towering pine forest outside of Oslo. Designed as a retreat for a geologist and his family, the building sits firmly on a hilltop and is formed by the forces of the landscape around it. Though planning regulations required a gable roof, Mylla splits the gable in half to create four shed roofs that radiate in a pinwheel configuration. Two sheltered outdoor spaces are created which are protected from the wind and from snow shed.
The exterior is clad simply with untreated heart pine planks, which register the seasons as it greys and weathers with time. The compact interior, finished in plywood and unified with a continuous roof canopy, can house up to ten people across three dedicated bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Custom plywood furniture, including bed frames, bunk beds, couch, dining table, benches, and shelves are found throughout. The wings of the house engage four distinct characters of the landscape: the great room looks onto Mylla Lake, the guest room looks towards the rolling hillside, the kids’ room looks up at the sky, and the bedroom has a private view of the towering forest beyond.”
The gorgeous, minimalist interior features high ceilings, natural exposed pine and plenty of natural light from the huge windows - what an incredible space!
The cabin is designed to fit beautifully into the stunning natural surroundings of the Norwegian mountains - what an incredible place!