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Cabin with Green Roof Offers a Window into Mesmeric Norwegian Scenery

A natural escape that takes you into the heartland of rugged Norwegian landscape at its astounding best, Viewpoint Granasjøen keeps things simple and yet interesting. The most recognizable feature of this contemporary cabin overlooking the Granasjøen Lake and distant mountains is its green roof along with the angled walls. The gorgeous green roof lets the cabin blend in with the lush green scenery all around while the angled walls and façade give it a cool, contemporary appeal. The design was specially conceptualized and brought to life by Bergersen Arkitekter AS to ensure that this Norwegian ‘Gapahuk’ fits in snugly onto the site without any structural issues.

Viewpoint Granasjøen in Norway

The multitasking structure can serve as a relaxing summer house, a tranquil retreat that offers complete solitude, a cozy shelter during harsher winters, a shed and even as just a plain viewpoint that offers the very best views of the surrounding backdrop. On the outside, it is dark brown stained wood that give the cabin its distinctive style even as large glass doors and windows provide unabated views. On the inside stone and wood are interwoven carefully with the green roof above also acting as a natural mechanism that regulates temperature and keeps the atmosphere warm and inviting.

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Angled form of the cabin gives it a unique silhouette
Green roof of Viewpoint Granasjøen allows it to blend in with the landscape
Sliding glass doors for the cabin in Norway
Interior of the cabin with lovely seating that offers a view of the landscape beyond
Small corner fireplace is built into the structure of the cabin
Wooden seating inside the cozy Norwegian cabin

A custom bench provides ample seating while a small fireplace in the corner becomes the vibrant and sizzling focal point of it all. Minimal and Scandinavian décor pieces used sparingly make sure that the focus of those inside the cabin remains firmly outside. Picture-perfect in every sense of the word! [Photography: Kjetil Nordø]

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View of the landscape from the bench
Flooring of the cabin brings together wood and stone
Viewpoint Granasjøen designed by Bergersen Arkitekter AS
Dark brown stained wood exterior of the cabin in woods
Angled exterior walls and roof of the cabin

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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