Mylla Hytte: A Small Cabin with Four Shed Roofs and Compact Interior

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Completed in 2017 by Mork Ulnes Architects, Mylla Hytte is located in a towering pine forest outside of Oslo. This small 84 square meter cabin is designed as a retreat for a geologist and his family. The building sits on a hilltop and it is formed by the landscape forces. The gable roof of this cabin is divided to create four shed roofs while the interior is compact and finished in plywood.


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The planning regulations require a gable roof so in this project the gable roof is split in half to create four shed roofs. These roofs radiate in a pinwheel configuration and there are also two sheltered outdoor spaces that protected from the snow shed and the wind.



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The exterior of the cabin is clad with untreated heart pine planks, showing the seasons as it greys and also weathers. The interior is compact and also finished in plywood. It is unified with a continuous roof canopy and it ables to house up to ten people across two full bathrooms and three dedicated bedrooms.



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This cabin is filled up with custom plywood furniture such as shelves, benches, dining table, couch, bunk beds, and bed frames. The house wings can engage the four distinct characters of the landscape: the bedroom with a private view of the towering forest beyond, the kids’ room looks up at the sky, the guest room that facing the rolling hillside, and the great room looks onto Mylla Lake.




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Photographer: Bruce Damonte Photography

Karin Hoover

Karin Hoover

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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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