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Summer House Vestfold 2 / JVA

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

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  • Architects

    JVA
  • Location

  • 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 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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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Cite: "Summer House Vestfold 2 / JVA" 10 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/40418/summer-house-vestfold-2-jva/> ISSN 0719-8884
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