Hemmelig Rom is a collaboration with Studio Padron. Translating to "Secret Room", the monolithic black form recedes into the surrounding forest during certain seasons and lighting conditions.
Its foreboding exterior hides a more welcoming experience: a warm, silent interior library, constructed from 12,000lbs of red oak milled on the property. The massive volume of wood becomes a heatsink, storing energy from the single cast-iron stove to allow the temperature to self-regulate. Guests are invited to leave a private message in one of the 2,500 books on the shelves.
Constructed by hand by a team of creatives from different fields, including Jon Vall, Todd Beeby, Grant Delin, Scott Woods, Laura Harmon, Jared Cocken, and Rob Wakeland.