A ROOM WITH A VIEW/ LYNGDAL
2017. A large open space is framed by a two-sided trussed glassed wall. Qualities of daylight are given to the space during the hours of the day and the seasons of the year. The drama of the rain, of hunting birds and shifting shadows are among the daily rhyme of the room. Constructed of slowly growing pine and locally picked fieldstone. The building contains in addition to the observation room a garage, a bathroom and a small loft reached by a ladder. The insulation used is compressed wooden fibres.
SUMMERHOUSE WITH ATRIUM/ BJØRNESTAD
2016. Located on a hill the summerhouse has a view to the sea and the surrounding forrest. With a central atrium the house hovering the cultural landscape between old oak trees. The plan is optimized in order to stress daylight qualities and the number of walls are therefore limited. The open space circles the atrium if future plan is to establish oak trees also here. All indoor surfaces are plywood of birch.
SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE/ FJÆRLAND
2016. Single family house built into a small ridge, in spectacular Fjærland, Sogn og Fjordane. The house has a rectangular shape with a carefully planed interior and placing of windows, giving view to Supphellebreen and the mountains around. The roof and the floor inside, following the inclination of the hill. Lowtech ventilation system and a massive wood construction with a concrete core with bathrooms.
BARN+BIRDOBSERVATORY+SANDMARTIN HOTEL/ ØSTHASSELSTRAND
2017. The farm-related multi use building facing the north sea is based on an old norse type of housing dating 2000 years back; The longhouse. Traditional such houses contained one part for the farmers and the other part for the animals. The house shared temperature, materials and was better suited for the harsh nordic winters and the strong winds. With a panoramic view the wooden building is locally adjusted on an agricultural field, among cultural traces dating thousands of years back. Sandswallows nest in their own hotell at the northeastern wall in tubes made of steel, also functioning as a sundial. The observatory for seabirds, the two studioappartments for rent and the barn is all designed with an interior of pine with a detailing of galvanized steel.
2016. The house from the mid 1700 was moved from Lista to Feda and fully restored according to conservation principles. All new materials are accurate selected by their qualities. The window glass are handmade and from the 1800s. The original colors are repainted in some of the rooms.
2015. Summerhouse with a view towards the fjord of Lyngdal, placed beetween oak trees in a steep hillside. The renovation of the cabin from the 1960s resulted in an additional annex with a glassed wall facing the world of insects and wild flowers. Large custom-made window niches gives room for sitting benches while a central fireplace concentrate the rooms view during the night. All materials where accurate selected, and the steep site gave the premisses of the section.
2013. A carport in an atrium of a 1960s house. The narrow space required a transparent and light structure. The construction is in oiled oak with steel detailing.
Single Family house/ JUSTØYA
2011. Single family house with an integrated atelier. The house is situated on a hill facing the Skagerrak Strait. All domestic functions are on the main floor. Kitchen, living room and atelier are situated in front facing the south and the seaview, while bedrooms , library, office and bathrooms are located to the north. A carport, workshop, storage and entrance make up the ground floor. The facades are untreated weatherboards of pinewood.
2014. The annex is built as an unacclimatized structure adjacent to an existing house. The base is cast concrete which forms a bench, storage and a fire place. The main construction and weatherboarding is untreated pinewood. Sliding doors in glass open up towards the house and courtyard.
2011. An addition to a single family house from the 1970s. The annex is made of black painted timber boards with a visible construction. The aim was to connect the main living room to the garden.
DAYLIGHT CABINET/ FARSUND
2017. An additional kitchen annex gives shifting daylight qualities to the room. Custom made cabinets gives the identity to the space and contains kitchen devices, tomatoes and shadows. A tumbled white marble floor without joints gives a spatial dept and a makes a mineral floor feels soft. The Pinewood are self-cut from a family forrest.
ANNEX AND SHED/ HAFSLO
2017. An addition to an exsisting single family house from 1955 and a garage. The builings are placed on a row on the hillside above Hafslo, and creates a tun on the upperside/entry side. The addition gives a new entry, staircase, two bath rooms, a sleeping room and a small living room with great view over Hafslo, the lake and the sorrounding mountains. The walls and ceiling in aspen, and staircase in maple. Green rubber floor, heartwood from pine for exterior cladding and copper detailing.
2015. Oak frames with rigid frame corners provided by galvanized steel plates. Twofolded sliding door giving a full opening to the garden.
2012. Addition to an existing house. The annex gives a new entrance to the house and functions as storage for clothes and sport equipment. Natural light from both sides makes the entrance a welcoming zone.
2016. Single family house from 1960´s divided in two dwellings and refurbished. The facade, facing the fjord and the mountains, are opened up with large windows, giving daylight and view.
New entry to the dwelling at basement floor. Oak windows and doors. Maple floor. Heartwood from pine for exterior cladding.
GARDEN PERGOLA/ FARSUND
2016. Garden pergola. Construction in pine with detailing in steel.
SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE/ SOLSIDA
2016. Single family house with student dwelling on the ground floor.
Plan and section creating many different spaces outside and inside giving different view, lighting and privacy. Sheltered terrace on the roof.
Renovation of an old fisherman's house/ Borhauggarden
2013. The house was built in the 1850´s and is a typical house found in this area. The entrance and kitchen is in the middle, with two living rooms, one on each side. At the back the kichen is flanked by two smaller rooms. In the attic there is 4 small bedrooms. In the phase of renovation we added enviromentally friendly wooden fibre insulation on the outside and exposed the characteristic timber construction on the inside. The ceiling and walls in the attic are all in plywood of birch which gives the interior a bright atmosphere. The new windows, the kitchen and sofa bench are all in solid wood/plywood of birch. The floors were painted in original colours.
Nytt Rom/ Scandinavian Rooms No.44
2011. Addition to a single family house. Cast concrete defines the heavy base in this project. The walls and ceiling are in bright panels of birch. The exterior weatherboards is untreated pine.