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Northface House / Element Arkitekter AS

Northface House / Element Arkitekter AS

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Stavanger, Norway
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Element Arkitekter AS
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2010

Text description provided by the architects. The existing house was built in 1969 as a twin to the neighboring building. It did not function well to the demands of 2008-living, neither in the room sizes nor in their solutions, and it had generally a need for restoration work.

© Element Arkitekter AS
© Element Arkitekter AS

Element, together with the client, has come to a solution where mainly the bottom two stories are rehabilitated while the top story is replaced with a lighter and more open construction which opens up towards a grand view of the fjord. 

© Element Arkitekter AS
© Element Arkitekter AS

This is a big change from the earlier situation where it was necessary to go down a level to see the view.

The top volume is 3 meters cantilevered over the rest of the volumes and is pulled away from the road to make room for a larger sun deck towards the south and to let more light into the building. This deck is also thereby sheltered from the northern wind.

© Element Arkitekter AS
© Element Arkitekter AS

The architectural expression strengthens the qualities on the site and reflects its norhtern orientation. At the same time it respects the existing constructive principles.

© Element Arkitekter AS
© Element Arkitekter AS

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Cite: "Northface House / Element Arkitekter AS" 23 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/227691/northface-house-element-arkitekter-as/> ISSN 0719-8884
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