This solitary timber cottage on the Norwegian island of Vega was designed by Swedish studio Kolman Boye Architects to resemble weathered boathouses dotted along the island’s coastline. The traditional sheds, known as Naust, are common to Norway’s seaside towns and villages, so architects Erik Kolman Janouch and Victor Boye Julebäk decided to pay tribute by creating a small residence that resembles a pair of cabins. A pathway leading to the entrance sits within a natural ravine, so the house appears to be completely cut off from any other traces of civilisation.
"Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest scale (macrocosm or universe-level) all the way down to the smallest scale (microcosm or sub-sub-atomic or even metaphysical-level). In the system the midpoint is Man, who summarizes the cosmos.”