We've seen some compact summer homes (ones that are truly tiny, ones on wheels), but we haven't yet seen one like this. Set in the coastal southeastern Norwegian town of Sandefjord, this concrete holiday house by Oslo-based firm Lund Hagem Arkitekter is like a geometric boulder in the landscape and has a stepped concrete roof that's also a terrace from which to take in the view.
Clocking in at 30 square meters (about 330 square feet), the residence—dubbed Cabin Knapphullet—is sited on a seaside bluff, and was "developed to create a way to climb up from this shelter to see the panoramic view over the sea," the architects told Dezeen. Simple concrete floors, strips of oak on the ceiling, and broad glass windows that frame views provide a minimalist, modern-rustic aesthetic inside. (A sleek, wood-burning stove helps, too.)
Outside, a small terrace provides a place to curl up and watch the waves. Take a look and read more over at Dezeen.
∙ Stepped concrete roof creates seaside viewpoint atop Norwegian retreat by Lund Hagem [Dezeen]
∙ All Summer Homes posts [Curbed]