Berlin-based architect Sigurd Larsen has designed a cabin built around a tree at Als Odde peninsula in Denmark. The expression is Nordic minimalism, utilizing every cubic centimeter to its utmost. The cabin will be a part of a new treetop hotel in Denmark.
The cabin, perched eight meters (20 feet) above the floor of its forest site, is the first of nine designed for the Treetop hotel Løvtag. The cabins will be clustered in the forest and each house a separate bedroom for up to four guests.
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Modern, comfortable and ‘hyggelig’
The cabin is both modern, comfortable and ‘hyggelig’. Larsen has given the interiors a Nordic bent, juxtaposing white walls and blonde wooden floors with the rough skin of the tree trunk, which rises through the center of the cabin. It has a bedroom, indoor living area and bathroom, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. An expansive rooftop deck offers unique views of the natural setting.
A sweeping wooden bridge leads up from the forest floor into the cabin’s living space. A small wooden staircase leads further upwards to the rooftop terrace. The forest is a mix of deciduous and coniferous forest with soft moss covering large expanses of the forest floor. If you are lucky – and quiet – you may well see deer in the forest.
“The access to the roof terrace gives the impression that you continue to ‘climb’ the tree to reach the canopy”, described the studio.
The idyllic location is on a small hillside known as The Dwarf’s Mound close to both the sea and Denmark’s longest fjord, the Mariager, which winds inland through a diverse landscape. A total of nine cabins have been planned at the Als Odde site, the first one is open now, available to rent from KR 2.750,00 per night.
Treetop Hotel in Denmark, written by Tor Kjolberg