These outdoor cabins will help patients recover in the most organic way possible
It’s safe to say that most of the patients start getting really sick due to the dreadful environment of the hospital wards hence Snøhetta-designed Outdoor Care Retreat cabin just 300 ft away from Norway’s two largest hospitals namely, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, and the Sørlandet Hospital Kristiansand.
The 376-square-foot retreat cabins are huddled in the middle of the forest and are the perfect place for recovering patients to live peacefully and away from the hospitals with their families. The simplistic rentals feature just a living room, bedroom and a bathroom. Needless to say, the floor plan is spacious enough to accommodate a hospital bed and the designers have thought thoroughly about wheelchair accessibility while designing the cabins. The overall structure of the cabins is quite asymmetrical as it is inspired by tree branches. Other than that, the hut comprises of several huge windows so that fresh air and natural light can seep into the structure and help in speedy recovery of the patients. The Outdoor Retreat cabins are surely a huge blessing for all those who just need a break from hospitals.
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