The idyllic little town of in Colina Chile is renowned for its scenic landscape and many haciendas filled with greenery. Presenting a striking contrast to its serene rustic backdrop is the fabulous with its wood and concrete contemporary structure that leaves you mesmerized.
The timeless beauty and unspoiled charm of the needs no introduction for the avid travel enthusiast and for anyone who steps into this paradise it is hard to resist the temptation of another trip to the region. Nestled in one such magnificent nook of Tingvoll Norway and overlooking a fjord is this fabulous wooden cabin designed by Rever & Drage Architects. Combining aesthetics that are contemporary and minimal with the classic charm of a gabled roof with shingles the gorgeous cabin acts as a bridge between the past and the present.
But that is where the similarities end as the new house was crafted using revolutionary developed by ETH Zurich which can be filled with different materials to change the level of insulation! The hollow wooden blocks are not the only planet-friendly feature here and you can also see reclaimed wood and other materials from the old house being reused to cut down on both wastage and construction costs.
A cleverly placed Japanese maple tree graces the indoor courtyard and completes a relaxing reading zone that sits indoors. A dark kitchen island and black kitchen shelves with a glossy finish offer lovely visual contrast when combined with the exposed brick wall on one side and glass walls on the other.
Leaving the street façade unaltered the new addition is spread across two different levels and houses the kitchen dining room and home office among other spaces. But it is the use of large walk-on skylights that draws your attention instantly as the top level skylight also serves as a beautiful private terrace.
This fabulous fusion of different spaces is what gives the home its unique form and distinctive style even while clearly defining each area. A seamless blend of locally sourced wood with concrete and steels ensures that there is ample textural contrast within the home and large windows and glass doors bring in plenty of natural freshness.
The façade of the house is truly unique with a smart brick wall seamlessly blending in with its more contemporary surroundings. The thick brick wall was as much a functional addition as it was aesthetic with its presence keeping out harsh afternoon sunlight and excessive heat during those really hot summer days.