Perched eight metres above the floor of its forest site in the Mariager Fjord, Denmark’s longest fjord, with a tree growing right through the middle of the wooden cabins, the hotel brings visitors in direct contact with the surrounding nature, while floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows offer scenic views of the forest and let the sunshine in during the afternoon.
“The cabins are located on a small hilltop overlooking a meadow which gives a wonderful view over the top of the forest and lets the sunshine in during the afternoon,” said the architecture studio. The structures are built six to eight meters up each tree, while access to the roof terrace through a staircase gives guests the impression of continuing to climb up the tree.
Large windows to the south and west let in lots of natural light and offer panoramic views of the surroundings, while an outdoor shower is mounted on the façade of each cabin to create the experience of bathing within the forest.
Designed to be an expression of “Nordic minimalism”, space usage in the wood-lined interior has been maximised, with built-in furniture and wardrobes. Both a seating area and the bed sit in areas that protrude from the central, cube-like form, with full-height glazing looking out towards the forest.
A total of nine cabins have been planned at the als odde site, the first one is open now.