In the tall pine forest of Northern Sweden, a new addition to the renowned Tree hotel has opened. Floating ten meters above the ground within the tree canopy, the Norwegian architecture studio and Snøhetta designed 7th room provides its guests with a breathtaking view of the Lapland treetops and the Lule River.
With the focus on the surrounding nature, the design features large windows, a netted terrace suspended above the forest floor, and a tree stretching up through the cabin. The boundaries between indoors and outdoors are blurred, making the cabin part of the forest. The 7th room experience begins when approaching the cabin from the forest.
Nearing the base of the tree, the view of the complete cabin gradually recedes as a sixth façade appears. A staircase brings guests from the ground and up into the cabin, along with a small lift for transporting luggage.
Built as a traditional Nordic cabin, the wooden façade is clad with pine boards. The surface is burnt to create a dark and maintenance free façade.Complementing light, wooden furniture, the interior design makes up a blonde Nordic contrast to the dark exterior.
The 55-square meter space is designed to create a place for living. With two bedrooms, a social lounge area, bathroom, and the airy terrace, the cabin accommodates up to five guests. The varying floor heights create an efficient and playful interior design. The lounge area is located on the lower floor, while the bedrooms are on the upper level with the beds embedded in the floor. Guests sleeping inside can also look up at the night sky, with expansive, openable skylights.