SPACED | Isolated, Wintry Cabin In Norway Would Suit A Rocky Perch Above Gonzales Bay

January 3, 2017.

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With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. “Spaced” is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, and sweet fuck all on Craigslist.

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(via) Arguably one of the most satisfying, indelible sensations comes with staring out a window at a freezing, desolate world from the comfort of a warm space in the middle of nowhere. It’s a fundamentally Canadian tickle. If you experience it at a young age – maybe ice fishing a northern Manitoba lake in a hut with your Dad, taking a hot chocolate break from cottage pond shinny in Ontario, or sipping après apple cider in the back country of British Columbia while you wait to regain feeling in your frozen toes – it can have a powerful, permanent effect, causing us to shiver and twitch with nostalgic satisfaction later in life whenever the feeling strikes again. This might help explain why we’re so attracted to isolated cabins that appear on empty landscapes as if from a void. Our spines certainly tingled when we saw this 645 sqft, sea-fronted, wood-wrapped cabin designed by TYIN Tegnestue Architects. The bedroom and tub windows in particular appear tailored to conjure the sensation freely. If we could lift it from its rocky perch in Møre og Romsdal, Norway and set it down somewhere closer to home in, we’d find a spot for it near Gonzales Observatory in Victoria overlooking beautiful Gonzales Bay.

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