Area: 320 sqm
Location: Lake Krøderen, Norway
This new ancillary building to a working farm 2 hours drive south of Oslo is a play on the traditional rural cottage plan, creating a highly sustainable zero carbon spa and yoga retreat. The upstairs is the office area with private access on a mezzanine floor. A cafe chill-out space and yoga room is located on the ground floor with views framed towards the lake and surrounding mountains.
At ground and first floor level the building is divided, mimicking the mountains of its setting and providing a framed view whilst in the courtyard of the hamlet.
In the partially submerged basement level a spa and massage room frame views of the lake and mountains at a lowered level.