Architects have taken the concept of a cozy cabin in the forest to new heights.
This chic, black-painted hut near Finland’s Salamajarvi National Park stands on a single pillar, with the idea of helping designers “feel instantly released from everyday worries on the ground”.
Inside there is a bed for two people, a bathroom and a kitchenette, the interior of which corresponds to that of a high standard hotel room.
The chic, black-painted hut near Finland’s Salamajarvi National Park, which sits on a single pillar above the ground
By raising the cabin, the designers help occupants to feel instantly detached from everyday worries on the ground.
The inspiration for the design of the cabin came from a pictured Niliaitta – a traditional building in Lapland that serves as a safe place for storing food outside
It was designed by Finnish company Studio Puisto, who took inspiration for the hut from a Niliaitta – a traditional building in Lapland that locals would use as a safe place to store food outdoors from bears and other wild animals.
Raising the shelter also means that there is minimal contact “with nature below” and the hut is “strategically positioned so that few trees need to be felled during construction”.
According to Studio Puisto, “the exterior materials and colors merge the cabin with the surrounding nature and give it the feeling of always belonging to the vertical rhythm of the surrounding forest trees”.
The outstanding feature is the continuous window at the front of the cabin, which, according to the design studio, offers an unobstructed view of the surrounding nature.
Finnish company Studio Puisto, who designed the hut, says the elevation of the accommodation means there is minimal contact “with the nature below” and the hut is strategically positioned so that few trees are felled during construction Need to become”.
According to Studio Puisto, “the exterior materials and colors blend the cabin into the surrounding nature and give it the feeling that it has always heard the vertical rhythm of the forest trees around it.”
It adds, “The landscape that opens up from this window purposely dominates the rest as the inside is deliberately designed so that it only serves as a neutral, blank canvas that lags behind nature outside.”
In the meantime, the bathroom, shower and kitchenette are located in a “rotating core in the middle of the cabin, in which all technical devices (ventilation device, air heat pump, water heater and electrical control panel) are housed”.
The studio explains: “The solution makes it possible to keep the other walls and ceiling surfaces of the cabin as clean as possible, which creates a harmonious overall interior.
“In addition, the water, the sewer pipes and the electrical cables under the external stairs lead in a housing to the Niliaitta prototype, which also creates a clean exterior.”
The standout feature of the cabin is the continuous window, which, according to Studio Puisto, offers an unobstructed view of the surrounding nature
In the cabin there is a bed for two people, a bathroom and a kitchenette. The interior corresponds to that of a high standard hotel room.
The interiors in the cabin “only serve as a neutral, blank canvas that is inferior to nature outside,” says Studio Puisto
The bathroom, the shower and the kitchenette are all housed in a “rotating core in the middle of the cabin, which also houses all the technical equipment (ventilation device, air heat pump, water heater and electrical control panel)”. The cabin is the first accommodation unit built for a new resort called Kivijarvi Resort
The cabin costs 320 euros per day in the low season (January, April, November and December) and 380 euros per day in the high season (February to March and May to October).
The cabin is the first accommodation unit built for a new resort called Kivijärvi Resort. It can be booked at the nearby Hannunkivi Holiday Village, which is currently processing reservations.
In the low season (January, April, November and December) it costs 320 euros per day and in the high season (February to March and May to October) 380 euros per day.
According to Studio Puisto, another 25 of these Niliaitta cabins will be built in the area to form the Kivijärvi Resort.
A further 25 residential units will be created with their designs “depending on the natural diversity” of their location, with some “anchored above the lake while others are rooted in the ground”.
Another 25 of these Niliaitta cabins will be built in the area to form the Kivijarvi Resort, according to Studio Puisto
Studio Puisto says: ‘A total of around 50 new residential units are planned for the area in the future, with an additional sauna and conference center designed for the coast – some of these structures will float above the water.
‘There will also be a campfire on an island in the lake, which all buildings throughout the Kivijärvi Resort will be facing.
“This is not only a central physical point of orientation for the holiday area, but also a mental one that enables us to concentrate only on the essentials.”
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