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Rabot Tourist Cabin

About

Norway added its 500th hut, the Rabothytta, to its national network of refuges for trekkers. This most remote of Norway’s huts is flanked by the harsh rocks of the Okstindan mountains and sits in the shadow of northern Norway’s highest peak - Oksskolten. Its isolated situation presented a specific set of architectural, design and functional challenges, creating an adventure both for the construction teams and for trekkers who will seek refuge under its Kebony roof.

The design was conceived by Norwegian architects, Jarmund/Vigsnæs, who envisaged a compact structure that could be enveloped by the wind and weather without any protruding segments. It was also important for the architects to embed the exterior within the design of the building so that trekkers can still experience the natural wonder of the setting whilst sheltered from the weather. 

Who
Jarmund/Vigsnæs
Where
Okstindan, Norway
When
2014
Photos
© Svein Arne Brygfjeld / Jan Inge Larsen