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A house that purposely mimics the surrounding topographic angles. An interior based on high quality Japanese furnishing. A muted color scheme that evokes the woodlands surrounding. This is the Archipelago House, designed by Norm, an architecture firm in Copenhagen, Denmark. The house, on the shores of Sweden is meant to resemble traditional boathouses in the area, with pitched, high roofs, with wide open interiors. Built with natural materials and designed with a reverence for the surrounding landscape, it’s meant to blend in, harmoniously.

Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite.

Photos: Norm

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