Snøhetta, the world-renowned international architecture company based in Oslo, Norway and New York City, have unveiled their latest innovation aloft in the pine forests in Swedish Lapland.
Simply entitled ‘The 7th Room’, the timber structure sits wonderfully poised 10 metres above the crisp snow as part of the ‘Treehotel’ collection in Harads, Boden, a municipality in Sweden.
“The boundaries between indoors and outdoors are blurred, making the cabin part of the forest,” the firm said. “The 7th Room experience begins when approaching the cabin from the forest. Nearing the base of the tree, the view of the complete cabin gradually recedes as a sixth facade appears.”
“The design of The 7th Room aims to bring people and nature closer together, extending the cabin’s social spaces to the outside and further blending the distinction between indoor and outdoor,” the architects added. “Entering the cabin, one arrives into the lounge area.
“A north-facing floor-to-ceiling window gives you the best chance to see the Aurora Borealis on a clear day, giving this social space the name the Northern Light lounge. A large glass door leads from the lounge area out on the netted terrace.”
The room will accommodate five people and will consist of two double beds, a bed sofa, a lounge, toilets and a bathroom with shower as the bright Northern Lights direct their glaze at the black, charred facade.