vardehaugen's cabin vindheim in norway appears to be buried beneath snow

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designed by architecture studio vardehaugen, the form of ‘cabin vindheim’ is influenced by the classic motif of a snowbound cabin with its roof protruding above the snow. the dwelling is situated within a deep forest, near the norwegian town of lillehammer — a region subject to heavy snowfall. the structure is clad with black-stained pinewood, with bold apertures cut into the scheme’s façade. when snow covers the roof of the structure, the building becomes a man-made slope for ski jumping, toboggan runs and other winter activities.  continues at