Mork-Ulnes Architects has finished Skigard Hytte, a mountain lodge raised on columns and made altogether from wood.

The lodge in Kvitfjell, Norway is the primary venture that engineers Casper and Lexie Mork-Ulnes, who cooperate as Mork-Ulnes Architects, have produced for their family.

Skigard Hytte comprises of 45 wooden sections, covered with Skigard – long and thin quarter-cut tree logs that are spread out corner to corner by Norwegian farmers, utilized as fencing.

Wooden elements raise the 145 square meters house one-and-a-half meters up from the ground, in order to have as few impact as possible on the surrounding nature.

Neighborhood sheep and cows once in a while take cover underneath the house, which recalls the traditional Norwegian building methods.

Very few materials were utilized for the project: the materials were selected so that they could help with heat retention in the winter and storms in the wetter seasons.