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Snøhetta go back to basics with wooden 'social cabin' designed for any landscape
05 May 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The product has been designed for Rindalshytter, Norway’s leading producer of leisure homes
Photo: Snøhetta
Fresh off the back of revamping New York's Times Square and designing a major museum celebrating Europe’s oldest cave paintings, architecture studio Snøhetta have completed something rather more intimate: a new range of ready-made mobile cabins.

Called Gapahuk, the simple structure is designed to fit into nearly any scenery – from mountains to forest or by the sea.

The product has been designed for Rindalshytter, Norway’s leading producer of leisure homes and mobile destinations that blend with the landscape.

Snøhetta’s focus was on making the cabin adaptable to different terrains and environments.

In a statement, the architects said: “Drawing inspiration from the traditional gapahuk, the cabin is shaped with the aim of adapting to the many varying weather conditions.

“The twisting roof creates a two-way gapahuk which gives protection from wind and sun. The angled roof surfaces can be used for energy production by placing solar panels on them, making it possible to have a cabin off the grid.”

‘Gapahuk’ is a Norwegian word for a simple wooden structure with two or three walls and a roof, often made to create shelter from rough weather conditions. Snøhetta’s “high quality and low maintenance” version includes facades, interior walls, flooring and structural elements all made of wood.

Designed as a “social cabin”, the layout gives priority to the common areas – including a spacious indoor living room and kitchen, and a sizable outdoor patio.

This is not the first time the studio have worked on a small-scale cabin project. In 2015, they created five small angular wooden cabins in the remote and icy wilderness of southern Norway to provide sanctuary for hikers seeking shelter.
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Because they can-can: Mack Rides partners with Moulin Rouge for new CanCan coaster
17 Jan 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Mack Rides has announced a new collaboration with the Moulin Rouge, that will see the Eurosat coaster at Europa-Park, transformed into the iconic Paris theatre.
World's highest Ferris wheel to sit atop RM2.2bn FA Porsche building
16 Jan 2018 . BY Tom Anstey
A Ferris wheel in Malaysia will become the world’s highest when it opens as part of the under-construction 78-storey M101 Skywheel in Kuala Lumpur.
Sothys introduces new NO2ctuelle range, a technology-packed formula for ultra-effective night-time targeting
16 Jan 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Skin suffers every day from numerous external aggressions, including sleep deprivation, stress and pollution.

Sothys tackles this problem with its night range.
Hotel and Spa Forum 2018 to focus on 'A New Era of Wellness'
16 Jan 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
The eleventh edition of the Hotel and Spa Forum will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris on 7 June 2018.
Physical Company's new Surge Storm takes hydro-inertia training to the next level
16 Jan 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Physical Company has launched the Surge Storm hydro-inertia training system, an updated version of its Surge system.
The more effective kind of impact sound insulation
15 Jan 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
The function of the flooring in regard to protecting the building fabric is very important in fitness centres.
Elemis partners with Foreo for new skincare set
15 Jan 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Elemis has partnered with Swedish beauty company Foreo to launch a unique skincare system that combines Elemis' Biotec range and Foreo's Luna Play Face Cleanser.
US$88m Epic Waters waterpark comes to Texas
12 Jan 2018 . BY Tom Anstey
A major new waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas, opens its doors to the public today (12 January), with the US$88m (€72.5m, £64.6m) project featuring a retractable roof to offer year-round use for the US state.
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