Architect Stein Halvorsen own retreat by the sea consists of three separate building sections under a unifying roof, sheltering the patio from the wind. The patio is perceived as a part of the cabin interior and is also the most used space. The floor of the patio is divided into planes that follow the terrain’s natural slope, as in a Greek amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is facing the sea with terraces serving as benches. Each area of the cabin has their own qualities for experience the environment; wind, views, sun and one’s own need to hide away or take part in the social life.