23 March 2011

Lund Hagem - Cabin Ameln

Lund Hagem, based out of Norway have a fantastic site, and collection of baches. Cabin Ameln, a providing sheltered BBQ retreat, and views out across the fjord. Contour hugging hunkered in design, connects with the site while minimalist layout and crisp finishes set it apart from your ordinary weekend retreat.

Location: Østerøya, Sandefjord, Norway
Size: 90 m2
Completed: 2009
The building sits in sloping terrain in close proximity to the sea. It has been designed to create favourable, screened outdoor areas. Previous buildings (4 in total) have been demolished and replaced with one new building that collects all functions under one roof.
The L-shaped layout uses steps to follow the terrain so that the building can utilise existing vegetation and trees to avoid visibility from the sea. This layout creates one upper and one lower outdoor area/patio. The upper patio has been duly
screened from the seafront, but offers views through the building due to glass walls.

I think I've found my Northern Hemisphere Bach Architects!

With three guest bedrooms providing extra sleeping for six, the singular roof canopy links the two wings for owners and guests. The floor plan encapsulating the rear entertaining area, sheltering it from the fjord and winds lets the house make the most of its setting and views.

The contrasting concrete form rear patio, and warm untreated wood is refreshing. And with time as the wood ages gracefully, the exterior of the house will blend further into it's wooded surroundings. Internally, the trimming maintaining it's warm glow.




Anonymous said...

Hello. I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog. You have done a great job of selecting unique architectural projects, and you present them with beautiful photographs, plans, etc. One minor criticism is that something has changed recently. I follow the blog with an iPad-based RSS reader called Pulse. Pulse uses images within the post to present it in a nice and exciting way. Since your Villa Macklin post, Pulse has not been pulling a photo into the thumbnail-like graphic they use for presentation. So, I'm not sure if something has changed on your end, but it may be worth looking into. Thanks again for the great content!

Nick Allen said...

Hi there,

Thanks for the comments.

Picasa, that I use for images moved to a different way to serve the image links. They have made them secured (https) so I've removed the S - hopefully will help in Pulse reader. For the next posts, can you let me know if it changes back?

Thanks, Nick

Joe Trainor said...

Hi Nick,

Awesome blog my friend, keep showing us the futuristic buildings that pave the way for human "surthrival."


Joe Trainor, Editor
21st Century Architecture

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