The Hat Home is a retreat straight out of a Swedish fairy story

by Editors Staff

The Hat Home, Tina Bergman Architects’ newest residential venture, is an idyllic forest retreat seemingly coming straight out of the land of fairy tales, and tucked away within the woods close to Tänndalen in west Sweden. The London-based, Sweden-born architect conceived this compact piece of cabin structure for a household of 5, their canine, and their many occasional friends. 

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The Hat Home by Tina Bergman Architects

The venture needed to comply with native planning rules, which stipulated that nothing above 100 sq m will be constructed within the area – subsequently, it was doubly essential for the crew to seek out the right spot to position the cabin, with a view to maximise views, sense of area inside, and minimise its impression to the surroundings. ‘I travelled to the location with my purchasers on an unusually heat weekend on the finish of Could: met with that intense inexperienced of newly sprung birch leaves and a close to full silence, our intention was to discover a spot to position the constructing,’ Bergman writes. ‘We discovered it quickly: a naturally fashioned clearing, withdrawn from the forest street, with views to the mountains and a lake to the south and west, and with yellow orchids rising within the east.’

living spaces in hat house, with a cabin feel

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Made out of timber, the retreat resembles in type the house from a Swedish fairy story about three kids residing in a hat – lending the home its identify. On the similar time, the construction takes its materials cues from its pure surroundings, that includes a spruce ground, superbly weathered Kebony pine coronary heart cladding, with a glulam and softwood total framework building. Massive home windows additional good this synergy between land and structure. ‘It’s a home intensely following the seasons of the yr; the blue faint gentle of midwinter, the bursting inexperienced of latest summer season, the misty yellows of the autumn mountains,’ stated Bergman. 

timber interiors inside hat house in sweden

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hat house interior view with fireplace and dining table

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timber-lined interior of hat house in sweden

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detail of timber interiors at hat house, with hooks for coats

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dog lies on rug in corridor inside hat house in sweden

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the hat house at night

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dog lies on bed in wood-clad bedroom

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