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Villa by the Ocean / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Hanne Bergan
  • Consultants: Walter Jacobsen
  • Building Type: Private House
  • Client: Withheld at owners request
  • Area: 260.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004

Villa by the Ocean / JVA Villa by the Ocean / JVA Villa by the Ocean / JVA Villa by the Ocean / JVA

From the architect. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean this house is carved into the terrain, allowing an unobstructed ocean view from the public road at the rear and protecting the building from the winds. The bedrooms are organised towards naturally sheltered outdoor spaces providing close-up views, while the living room is established as a glazed amfi facing the horizon. Walls are made of two-sided site-cast white concrete.

In general materials used are related to site conditions:

White sand from the beach is used within the concrete, the roofs are covered with turf and pebbles from a nearby river. Inside the concrete surfaces are mainly kept untreated except from parts which are clad with whitewashed oak, lined with aluminium, covered with sisal carpeting or turquoise tiles.

The aluminium of the flashing and window frames diffuses the sunlight like the sea mist.

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