We continue to admire unconventional house projects, which attract both through their bold architecture, but also through the environment in which they are located, one package which talks about vision and the courage to be different. Today we focus on a house built by a Norwegian architect, Lund Hagem, on a rocky island off the fjord. Because the terrain is very rugged, the house can be reached faster by boat than walking.
To understand better the positioning of the house on the island, you have an eloquent sketch among the images below. The house has an area of 75 square meters and it is only 5 meters from the sea, two gigantic rocks being the main points of support, in which is fixed by means of steel pillars. The house is divided into two sections, one for day activities and the other hosting recreational spaces and bathrooms. The latter is in the rear, supported by the rocky surface, while the living area is the one that levitates above the sea.
The bedrooms, three in number, are covered on the outside with pinewood, while the living room that floats between the two rocks is built almost entirely of glass, offering breathtaking views all around. The bathrooms are built of concrete, an artificial extension of the rocks beneath, with copper minimalist installations that create pleasant contrasts. The sector of bedrooms isn’t deprived of transitonal spaces towards nature, like this terrace which heats it and connects it with the outside with the other sector of the house.
On the side, the architect Lund Hagem, who has built this house for himself, installed a wooden curtain to soften the intensity of wind gusts and so to protect the much unstable glass sector of the house. Wood, steel and concrete are the main materials on which the Norwegian architect relied when he wanted to get out of the conventional sphere with such a construction.
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