Koia is sustainable tourism project, inspired by the most fundamental of all human traditions: The gathering around campfires. 


  • Håkon Matre Aasarød
  • Magnus Hermstad
  • Anna Forslöw
  • Even Ramsvik


  • Vardehaugen


Campfires have the power of connecting us to something fundamentally human: They make us sit together and tell each other stories.

The building is a black stained CLT construction, that folds around a fireplace creating a small atrium. As soon as the fire is lit and the hunters gather around the flames, shadows start dancing on the walls behind them.

Koia is designed as a sustainable alternative to the massive development of traditional holiday houses that currently is threatening the wildlife and natural diversity of the alpine wilderness.

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