Split View Mountain Lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Norway

Mountain lodge in deep snow
Nestled within the rolling slopes near the village of Geilo, a popular skiing destination in Norway’s Hallingdal valley, is Split View Mountain Lodge, designed by Oslo-based firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA). Photography: Søren Harder Nielsen
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Three wings of house with large windows

The house gets its name from the three extruded wings that radiate from the main body of the house, allowing the client spectacular panoramic views of the area

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Multi level interior of lodge showing dining area

Locally-sourced Norwegian pine was the material of choice both externally and internally, giving the house a uniformly sleek and modern feel. The timber is complemented by large windows allowing for ample natural light and sophisticated, uncluttered interiors

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Light wood interior of kitchen with grey counter and breakfast bar

At the centre of the floor plan stands the kitchen, with its cantilevered concrete work surface

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Dining room table and chairs with snowy view from large windows

Steps lead up to the dining room, located in one of the wings

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Walkway hall interior with wooden wall and floor finishing

'Quality of wood is far too often hidden behind paints and oils,' says RAA director Reiulf Ramstad, who works extensively with untreated timber

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Corner seating built into wall and glass railing on upstairs indoor balcony

The floor plan spans different levels, twisting to follow the contours of the mountain site

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Cushions and seat padding in one window cove

Parts of the structure house built-in nooks and crannies dressed with soft cushions and pillows, offering places for quiet respite looking out across uninterrupted views

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View from outside into one of the guest wings showing bed and seating area

The floor plan includes a small semi-detached annex, containing one bedroom and a bathroom for visiting family and friends

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Exterior view of snow covered lodge wings

Against a dense blanket of snow, the holiday home appears like a beacon of warmth and comfort amidst the expansive Norwegian landscape

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).