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Published: 13 Mar 2014

JVA Architects: The Aluminium Cabin


Situated in an archipelago in Norway, the roof and walls of the Aluminium Cabin – designed by Norwegian firm JVA – are clad in seawater-resistant aluminium. The open-plan living area is enclosed in large panels of glass, while the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are concealed behind the aluminium facades. 

The aluminium constantly alters and reflects the building’s surroundings and changing light conditions. Similar reflective camouflage tactics and smart interaction can be seen in our Materials Focus rationale, Interrupted Surfaces. More compelling use of metals and metallics can be seen in our latest report, New Metallics.

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