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Juvet Landscape Hotel / JSA

  • 01:00 - 10 November, 2008
Juvet Landscape Hotel / JSA
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  • Location

    Gudbrandsjuvet, Norddal, Norway
  • Architects

    Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor
  • Project Architects

    Jan Olav Jensen (pl), Børre Skodvin, Torunn Golberg Helge Lunder, Torstein Koch; Thomas Knigge
  • Design Period

  • Client

    Knut Slinning
  • Budget

    1.000.000 EURO (US $1.28 millions)
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. One of the local residents at Gudbrandsjuvet, Knut Slinning, is building a landscape hotel. The idea emerged at another site, Aurland, but was not realized there.

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Basically each room is a detached small independent house with one, or sometimes two of the walls constructed in glass. 

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The landscape in which these rooms are placed is by most people considered spectacularly beautiful and varied and the topography allows a layout where no room looks at another. In this way every room gets its own surprising view of a dramatic piece of landscape, always changing with the weather and the time of the day and the season.

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Swis.Loc Arch · January 06, 2012

And one more, which I stayed at this past spring.

Noah Carter · January 04, 2012

I want to visit Norway... mainly for this hotel #architecture

veronica montesel · September 22, 2011

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Nathalie CARA · August 19, 2011

Hostel in the woods by JSA / Hôtel dans les bois par JSA :

Bruno Bellomo · August 16, 2011

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Elvin Stillman · December 17, 2010

I’d have to acknowledge with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

Gro Linn Gamst · November 05, 2010

RT @visitnorway: The Juvet Landscape Hotel - one of 3 products shortlisted by Innovation Norway for the Travel Product of the Year 2010.

visit norway · November 05, 2010

The Juvet Landscape Hotel - one of 3 products shortlisted by Innovation Norway for the Travel Product of the Year 2010.

visit norway · November 05, 2010

The Juvet Landscape Hotel in Fjord Norway

kristian kostov · November 05, 2010

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Stephen Anderson · June 30, 2010

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di mario handle arch · May 26, 2010

stunning hotel juvet:

Johann Llamas · January 29, 2010

hotel+landscape+arquitectura.... chequenlo

Jan · November 22, 2009

Juvet Landscape Hotel was selected to be
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Mr. Cheap · August 11, 2009

Price to stay here is approx $500 pr. person pr. night. Welcome !!

gergana · July 12, 2009

I am just coming back from it
it IS amasing

unfortunately the place is still in construction and you cannot sleep there if you want to; and, after seeing most of the norwegian camp sites and hotels in the fjords area - believe me, you really want to stay at this place!

congratulations to the architects! you did a great job! (the owner also thougt so)

Frederick · May 13, 2009

Absolutely superb ! At last a posh hotel that you would actually want to stay in. Imagine a romantic weekend in the silent forests of Norway...
I love the contrast between the wet and muddy landscape and the warm and comfortable interior, it would be like hiking in slippers and pjs...

More seriously, check out the church near Oslo also by Jansen & Skodvin. Gaps in a dry stone wall filter the light like the stained glass of a cathedral... Fantastic work.

pkola · March 22, 2009

Brilliant solution and beautiful. But I'm worried about the birds don't they easily hit the windows because of the reflections? What is the death rate sofar?

szeb · March 18, 2009

Beautiful project! The construction costs likely do not include FF&E, which would have added another 40% to the total cost...

Balthazar · December 02, 2008

Now, somebody have the website or phone of this place to stay a night or two, and try this piece of heaven?!

m. · November 14, 2008

There is several those buildings.

Rocket Valentino · November 14, 2008

Well, coming from Norway this does not strike me as very expensive...

Anyway, thank you Woolzerinoos for sharing the site plan - it was really clarifying! Would advise the fantastic people at archdaily to include it in the article.

Would also like to use the opportunity to thank you for giving us this daily feed of architecture - your site is really, really good!

m. · November 13, 2008

Overpriced beauty. Nice lendscape also, maybe price include earth price.

schickse · November 12, 2008

so beautiful, but the bathroom is horror

Woolzerinoos · November 12, 2008

Very ccol, My only comment would be that the en-suite bathrooms are way too small. Please see link to site plan.

JustinM · November 12, 2008

Wow... beautiful design.

I really love how the windows make the outside seem so close to the inside.. its basically like living in a tent.. only a million times better.

Congrats to the architects.

Bo · November 12, 2008


rdd · November 11, 2008

I think that some of the comments above have missed the whole concept of this landscape HOTEL... when I first saw it, I thought it to be a cool little house. After seeing the cost I was astounded until I realized that it is 800 sqm of construction and actually a series of rooms spread throughout the landscape. I think as designers, criticisms spew easily, compliments seem rare. To that end, I think this is very cool, very simple, very minimal in its approach. Well done. $1.28 million well spent. Would be a cool place to stay.

Hong-Hua · November 11, 2008

VERY COOL, congrats to the designers! (And to the client - he got a beautiful house)

M · November 11, 2008

comment directly from norway for the ''graduated'' and ''not graduated visitors''!!!! :)

the main reason for at this building costs so much, its because it was built in NORWAY.
This doesnt have anything to do with quality or quantity..... nor you have to be a genius or graduated architect to know that this could have been built for half the price in any other country.

Norway is the most expensive country in the world (in some ranking is the 2, or the 3, but mostly the 1), so everything costs way more here than anywhere, this was built somewhere in the woods, so take in consideration transportation costs and all that!!!

and please keep up the funny usually sarcastic comments, i just love them!!!

Musser · November 11, 2008

thank, vico, for your pretentious education.

DaniT · November 11, 2008

It doesn't say how many rooms for 1 mil euro ?

Vico · November 11, 2008

Musser you clearly have no idea how much things cost. Don't worry, you will when you graduate.

sebastian · November 11, 2008

here, there's not interior... awesome!!!

Musser · November 11, 2008

It seems fine. Lovely. Beautiful even. But, I think I could have spent 1.28 million dollars more effectively. Someone did some fast talking on this one.

roadkill · November 11, 2008

looks like a very sensitive area... and the building looks as if minimises the impact on the environment but all images only show the less intrusive side. Can you post more images or site plan to confirm if this is not just a 'trick' to minimise visual impact? well crafted though


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