Cabin ideas / Refugium by Rintala Eggertsson Architects and Tyin Tegnestue

Located on the small island of Fleinvær outside of the coast of northern Norway, The “Refugium” is a cluster of buildings serving as a hideout for tourists and an artist residency.

Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Tyin Tegnestue
Location: Fleinvaer, Gildeskål, Norway
Photography: Pasi Aalto, Andrew Devine

The aim was to establish a balance between the buildings and the landscape by breaking each volume down to a scale that suited the barren topography. While being functional and ergonomic, the buildings can be seen as nature observatories, with framed views from inside and outside rooms towards the landscape, draped by the ever-changing weather in the area.

©Martin Losvik