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Sliding doors bring nature into your cabin

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Nature is a source of good health, friendly companionship and increased energy and well-being. For many people, spending time in nature is like a balm for the soul. The wish to be close to nature is deeply embedded in Norwegian culture, and no doubt partly explains Norwegians’ fondness for cabins. A cabin is our natural retreat. 

 

According to Statistics Norway, there were nearly 450,000 second homes in Norway alone in 2019. A second home is to do with our leisure time, the activities we enjoy and how we relax and recharge our batteries. Being close to nature is an essential part of this picture.  

 

 

Make nature part of your interior with large glazed walls

Draw inspiration from your surroundings when designing and furnishing your second home. Whether you’re building a new house or renovating an existing property, large windows and sliding doors offer unique possibilities to make the most of spectacular surroundings.
Draw inspiration from your surroundings when designing and furnishing your second home. Whether you’re building a new house or renovating an existing property, large windows and sliding doors offer unique possibilities to make the most of spectacular surroundings.

By blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, you incorporate nature into your cabin. Glazed panels and sliding doors afford an optimal view of your beautiful surroundings. This allows nature to become the centrepiece both indoors and out, providing exciting visual interest throughout the changing seasons.  

 

Heighten the effect of the natural materials by harmonising your interior colour scheme with the surrounding nature. Elements from nature contribute to an attractive and inviting interior. Draw inspiration from the colours of the mountains, forest and hills when designing your interior. By integrating the interior and exterior, you create a sense of wholeness and harmony. 

 

Sliding doors bring nature up close

Sliding doors don’t only make nature part of your interior – they bring it inside. Sliding doors offer many exciting possibilities to create a seamless transition between outdoors and indoors. Depending on the terrain outside your house, you might not need a terrace. Simply slide the wall aside and step out onto the bare rock or grass. With aluminium sliding doors, you can have the glass reaching all the way to the ground. This brings nature right up to your cabin wall. The grass swaying in the breeze becomes an extension of the floor inside the glass.  If you’re planning to use several sliding door panels, you can open up completely and let the indoor and outdoor environments merge. The outside air, light and scents from nature will fill your room, making you feel at one with the elements even when you’re indoors. 

 

TAILOR-MADE CABIN IN BAMBLE
The architectural firm Lund Hagem designed a cabin on a private island in Bamble, a small municipality in Vestfold and Telemark county in south-east Norway. A family had a new, tailor-made cabin built on a private island. The position of the cabin was specially chosen to harmonise with the surrounding nature and vegetation. The cabin was ready for occupation in 2018. It has a total area of 100 square meters and includesa main section, an annexe and a lakeside hut. The cabin sleeps a total of 15 people. It has large windows and a triple track sliding door creating seamless transitions between outdoors and indoors. The door measures 8690 mm x 2570 mm and has six sliding panels (3+3). It has a powder-coated metallic finish: Axalta AE03217045120 GREY BG451. The glass consists of Pilkington Suncool 66/33 double-glazed units.
TAILOR-MADE CABIN IN BAMBLE
The architectural firm Lund Hagem designed a cabin on a private island in Bamble, a small municipality in Vestfold and Telemark county in south-east Norway. A family had a new, tailor-made cabin built on a private island. The position of the cabin was specially chosen to harmonise with the surrounding nature and vegetation. The cabin was ready for occupation in 2018. It has a total area of 100 square meters and includesa main section, an annexe and a lakeside hut. The cabin sleeps a total of 15 people. It has large windows and a triple track sliding door creating seamless transitions between outdoors and indoors. The door measures 8690 mm x 2570 mm and has six sliding panels (3+3). It has a powder-coated metallic finish: Axalta AE03217045120 GREY BG451. The glass consists of Pilkington Suncool 66/33 double-glazed units.
The aesthetic benefits of aluminium profiles in windows

When the summer is over, you can admire the changing seasons from the warmth and comfort behind the glass. Sliding doors from Sapa with high-insulated glass minimise heat loss and meet the highest energy saving requirements.  

 

If you prefer a window that gives you a panoramic view and an airy interior feel, glass facades may be your optimal solution. Tailor-made glazed walls can stretch from floor to ceiling if you want, creating a unique interplay with the world outside the cabin.   

 

 

 

 

 

Project: Cabin in Bamble, Norway - Architect: Lund Hagem Arkitekter - Facade contractor: APS AS - Year of build: 2018 - Photographer: Inger Marie Grini
Project: Cabin in Bamble, Norway - Architect: Lund Hagem Arkitekter - Facade contractor: APS AS - Year of build: 2018 - Photographer: Inger Marie Grini
Aluminium sliding doors are virtually maintenance-free

Aluminium sliding doors require no maintenance, except washing with soap and water. Aluminium is a sustainable and almost maintenance-free material with a long lifespan, making it ideal for tough environments. Aluminium is, quite simply, a material that respects your precious free time – so you can spend more of it outside in nature.  

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