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Summer House Vestfold 2 / JVA

  • 01:00 - 10 November, 2009
Summer House Vestfold 2 / JVA
Summer House Vestfold 2 / JVA, © Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

© Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vestfold, Norway
  • Architect

    Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL - Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg
  • Assisted By

    Jan Stavik, Nikolaj Zamecznik
  • Contractor

    Torolf Stenersen as
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The Summer house is located on the coast of Vestfold in the southern part of Norway.

The house replaces an older building at the site. To get the planning permit, the project had to be well adjusted to the terrain, both in terms of shape, scale, material and color.

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

The house and terraces are partly built upon existing stone walls, the parts of the walls which are new are made of stones from the blasting at the site.

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

The low elongated volume is cut into to allow for wind shielded outdoor areas, embraced by the house itself. These cuts also bring down the scale of the building, and together with the local variations of the section, make the building relate to the surrounding cliff formations.

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

On the outer perimeter of terraces and pool, a glass fence also protects against wind, but allows for maximum view. The house is clad with Kebony wood, a sustainable process of treating the wood to allow for good durability towards the exposure to salt water.

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
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abymanyu · January 10, 2016

Can someone tell me where exactly this is located at, please?
my daughter (B. Arch. II Year) needs it for her project assignment...
Thanks in advance!

Lanteay · September 08, 2013

Does anyone know where I can find dimensioned plans for this house....i need it for a school project. thanks

Elizabeth Murphy · October 20, 2012

This is stunning. I love how it blends in to the landscape. It seems peaceful.

Neda Al-Khalaf · July 10, 2012

Mamma mia

Neda Al-Khalaf · July 10, 2012

Mamma mia


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Vali · August 10, 2010

Extraodinary house ... just perfect ... inspiration for everyone.

abe · January 24, 2010

Has something of FLW.

Mariam · November 24, 2009

awesome design & impressive integration with the rocks ! loved the relation between it and the site !! i wish i'd be able to design a similar one ONE DAY !! *dreaming*

Halima Rashid · November 23, 2009

The house is is integrated greatly with the surroundings and becomes part of the rocks.. I LOVE it!!!

Aya · November 23, 2009

I love this house!! It's amazing how it blends with the rocks!! breath taking site I wish I owned this house!

ZIED · November 12, 2009

the floor plan shows that there are stairs, However, they are not shown in the pictures

vitsee · November 11, 2009


sk · November 11, 2009

love how well it blends into the site. amazing stonework.

sk · November 11, 2009 06:10 PM

oops i mean timber.

harry · November 11, 2009

Just what I want

GeorgeFP_SA · November 11, 2009

Absolutely Breathtaking!

nindya · November 11, 2009


Wuxus · November 11, 2009

I would love to spend a weekend there and give a great party in that pool!!! Just Amazing!

peter · November 11, 2009

You should all check out the architects other work ...different but equally interesting - this house has a fluid inside outside relationship, given the sites beauty a good move.

David Basulto · November 11, 2009 07:29 AM


here you can find all the works by JVA we have featured recently:

Benjamin · November 11, 2009

very nice, like a piece of driftwood has found itself washed up onto the rocks

Andrei P · November 11, 2009

beautiful indeed

ini · November 11, 2009

"wanna stay right here
until the end of time
'til the earth stops turning" :)

cad · November 10, 2009

Unique house on a unique site.

Heleno Suassuna · November 10, 2009

pleasant spaces for a summer contemplation.

Jim · November 10, 2009

I can't help but feel like there's something missing between the quality of the drawings and the final product.
We need some interior shots.
Love the glass detail around the pool.

shreyank · November 10, 2009

it's blending amazingly with the context... i like this house... wish i get a site like this at least 1s in my life time...

Pieter Deslé · November 10, 2009

Just bought it

N!CK · November 10, 2009

How much?


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