Located on the coast of Norway, the small house was designed by Asante Architecture & Design as a part of the project Bygda 2.0, a rural development project on the island of Stokkøya, focusing on developing modern Norwegian houses into a dynamic village.
Titled “Hadars Hus”, the residence combines a place to live, work, enjoy and relax. The unique home was designed for a private client, who ordered a small house where he could overlook the sea from all of his rooms. Separated into two units, the lower one consists of the entrance and bathroom, whereas the higher unit displays the kitchen, living room and a loft situated over the kitchen. Fulfilled with sunlight, the large panoramic windows are directed towards the water. The house is constructed of wood, enwrought both on the outer walls and internally. To endure harsh weather, the façade is built of free burned wood, a traditional Japanese technique incorporated into the Norwegian context. The home partly stands on wooden pillars, overhanging the steep rocks that lead down to the water. Likewise the interior offers wooden panels with different treatments, creating a cozy internal space. The trapezoidal metal sheets of the interior roof are left exposed, giving a playful contrast to the warm wood while reflecting the light from the sky and the water into the building.
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