These new mountain lodges designed by KOKO architects are hidden away in the mountains of Forsand, Norway. The skåpet mountain lodges in soddatjørn comprise a main building, sleeping cabins, a toilet with storage room, and a sauna which can be used by the hikers, positioned directly above a mountain stream.
The larger main building with its rectangular plan and kitchen, living area and sleeping facilities can fit 30 to 35 hikers, while the three smaller can sleep 5 each. Members are expected to clean up after themselves as well as re-stock cabins with food and fuel, and then pay what they see fit.
Each cabin have an unobstructed view of the lake below and surrounding mountains and has a glazed façade. A shower is positioned directly above a mountain stream and the series of dwellings illuminated at night.
The facilities are heated using wood and there are two gas stoves in the kitchen that visitors can use at the same time, while a solar panel provides energy for lighting. For the sake of longevity and easy maintenance, the natural locally sourced wood cabins were each coated in a rolled zinc that also help the entire lodge blend in with the rocky environment.