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Snøhetta go back to basics with wooden 'social cabin' designed for any landscape
05 May 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The product has been designed for Rindalshytter, Norway’s leading producer of leisure homes
Photo: Snøhetta
Fresh off the back of revamping New York's Times Square and designing a major museum celebrating Europe’s oldest cave paintings, architecture studio Snøhetta have completed something rather more intimate: a new range of ready-made mobile cabins.

Called Gapahuk, the simple structure is designed to fit into nearly any scenery – from mountains to forest or by the sea.

The product has been designed for Rindalshytter, Norway’s leading producer of leisure homes and mobile destinations that blend with the landscape.

Snøhetta’s focus was on making the cabin adaptable to different terrains and environments.

In a statement, the architects said: “Drawing inspiration from the traditional gapahuk, the cabin is shaped with the aim of adapting to the many varying weather conditions.

“The twisting roof creates a two-way gapahuk which gives protection from wind and sun. The angled roof surfaces can be used for energy production by placing solar panels on them, making it possible to have a cabin off the grid.”

‘Gapahuk’ is a Norwegian word for a simple wooden structure with two or three walls and a roof, often made to create shelter from rough weather conditions. Snøhetta’s “high quality and low maintenance” version includes facades, interior walls, flooring and structural elements all made of wood.

Designed as a “social cabin”, the layout gives priority to the common areas – including a spacious indoor living room and kitchen, and a sizable outdoor patio.

This is not the first time the studio have worked on a small-scale cabin project. In 2015, they created five small angular wooden cabins in the remote and icy wilderness of southern Norway to provide sanctuary for hikers seeking shelter.
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DreamWorks Theatre to open at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer
19 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Developed by the Universal Creative team in partnership with DreamWorks’ Artists, The DreamWorks Theatre will replace the Shrek 4-D attraction, and will play host to a number of media- based attractions based on movie-franchises from the Dreamworks Animation universe.
Elemis launches vegan-friendly Superfood skincare range
19 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Elemis is expanding its Superfood Facial Oil into an entire vegan-friendly range of skincare with three new products.
Inition creates unique crowd experience for Fast & Furious Live
15 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Inition, a UK-based tech innovation agency, has created a live-audience participation experience for Fast & Furious Live.
Nancy Griffin partners with Stewart Griffith to launch new signage company, Bespoke
15 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Nancy Griffin, principal of Contento Marketing, had been working with TouchAmerica for years as a consultant, and was impressed with the company’s custom-manufactured retail display.
ESPA launches new treatment inspired by the resilience of butterflies
12 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Luxury skincare brand ESPA has expanded its treatment offering with the addition of the Strength and Resilience massage.
Interactive training wall to 'revitalise' game play says WallJam founder
09 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Crowd-funded company Walljam has launched an interactive training wall, designed to get people from all age groups and abilities engaging in sport.
Natura Bisse named 'official skincare brand' by Forbes Travel Guide
09 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Spanish premium skincare brand Natura Bissé has been named as an ‘Official Skincare Brand’ for Forbes Travel Guide.
Moss Trend expands into spa market
09 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
With a long history in creating decorative materials for interior designers and stage scenography, Italy-based Moss Trend has now ventured into public spaces, including spas.
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UK's longest treetop walkway wins planning permission
Architects Cullinan Studio and multidisciplinary firm Arup have received planning permission for the UK’s longest aerial walkway: a 400m-long (1,312ft) ribbon “floating through the treetops” of the Conkers visitor attraction in Leicestershire.
World's tallest timber skyscraper planned for Tokyo, as design team pledged to 'transform cities into forests'
Japanese architecture giants Nikken Sekkei ave partnered with construction firm Sumitomo Forest to create the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper, which they hope will inspire the transformation of “cities into forests” around the globe.
Revealed: Paris's historic Grand Palais set for major transformation
The French government has unveiled an ambitious plan to renovate Paris’s landmark Grand Palais and create a cultural boulevard linking the historic site with the Champs Elysees and the River Seine.
Cloak and dagger in New York as David Adjaye's spy museum prepares for public launch
An interactive museum dedicated to the art of spycraft, designed by the studio of David Adjaye, opens in New York tomorrow (16 February) – “empowering visitors to seek the truth, form their own opinions and question everything.”
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