Architecture studio Snøhetta recovered an old wooden boathouse, located on the Norwegian island of Hudoy, fashioning it into a dormitory for visiting campers.
The team saved the house from being torn down, deciding that they'd rather work with the existing structure than design a brand-new building. All that was left at the time of their intervention was the original framework and doors.
The renovated space will function as both a social area and sleeping quarters. In order to accommodate both objectives, the architects installed a louvred facade that ensures the interior is filled with natural light. The exterior is coated with corrugated polycarbonate sheets, which waterproof the cabin, and wooden boards that ensure privacy for the inhabitants.
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