Knut Hjeltnes’ Unique Holiday Home Sits On Its Own Island In A Norwegian Fjord
On an island amidst the waters of a Norwegian fjord, Oslo-based architect Knut Hjeltnes has designed a unique holiday home.
Called Sildholmen, the piece of land that ‘Straume’ sits atop is more akin to a rocky outcrop than it is an island. Located off the coast of Remøya in Norway, this private house was constructed to replace a warehouse that was washed away during a storm in the early 1990s. Due to planning restrictions, a building was allowed only if it shared the same proportions. Constructed off-site, the structure of the home consists of seven steel frames, and four internal volumes, all clad in wood. When not in use, the building closes off from the world entirely. Sliding shutters can be retracted to protect all windows and doors, rendering the home resistant to the kind of weather that destroyed its forebear.