International architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and brand design office Snøhetta have added the 7th room to their tree hotel experience in the form of a seemingly floating cabin among the treetops in Northern Sweden.
The contemporary cabin is a 55 metre space that hovers 10 metres above the forest floor and has two bedrooms, a social lounge area, bathroom, and an outdoor terrace installed with a netted base. The design is based on a traditional nordic cabin – the structure is supported by two columns and the wooden façade is clad with charred boards of pine. The inside is light in colour and the surfaces have been finished with materials such as ash wood, while birch plywood is used for the walls – a spectacular contrast to the dark exterior. The cabin has two levels with the lounge area located on the lower floor and the bedrooms on the upper.
Located in an isolated location, the cabin sleeps up to five people. A small lift is available for transporting luggage, while guests enter the cabin through a staircase. The floor to ceiling glass windows offer uninterrupted views and an opportunity to see the aurora borealis, hence the name the ‘northern light lounge’. A double-layered net spans between the two bedrooms with a pine tree growing through the middle and also serves as an extension of the lounge – ideal for guests who want to be fully immersed in thee exquisite natural surroundings.
Images from designboom.com
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