Bergen, Norway is known as “the city of the seven mountains”, obviously called that due to being surrounded by seven mountains. Situated high in the foothills is a structure with a strange-looking hole, perched on the edge of a cliff.
The hole is obviously man-made, but the way it’s designed, it looks like the area around it is being sucked inside.
An architect named Espen Folgerø, actually built the structure with his students from the Bergen School of Architecture. It is called the Tubakuba Mountain Hub.
The views are gorgeous, but it also looks a bit scary.
Folgerø worked with the firm, OPA Form, and built the structure to appeal to families with children. He felt it would allow more kids to experience a night in nature.
The biggest design challenge was shaping the wood.
It was only possible to shape the hole by making the wood wet enough that it would bend without cracking. The final product is 95 percent wood.
The hole is the most unique entry way ever seen. It’s large enough for children to walk through, but adults would likely have to crawl.
The hole leads to a 150-square-foot interior.
The inside is beautifully designed, with smooth, curving wooden floors and walls.
The view overlooks the city of Bergen and is absolutely breathtaking.
There’s no electricity, but a small wood-burning stove provides heat for occupants.
The overview of the floorplan reveals how the inside is just as clever and unusual as the doorway that leads to it.
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