Reiulf Ramstad's firm was commissioned to create the cabins as a family retreat in the Røldal valley, which is located 300 kilometres west of Oslo, Norway at the northern end of the Røldalsvatnet lake.
The Røldal family vacation home is recognizable for its compact, defined and geometric shape. The objective of preserving as much of the surrounding landscape possible as a high priority resulted in the design of two volumes: a small cabin and an annex, that keep a dialogue with the encompassing nature. Dividing the structures also answers to the need of a high flexibility and to accommodate different family compositions in separate spaces.
The articulated section is adapted to the steep terrain and is assigned to create interconnected floors and capture the views of both the forest and the hillside.