Knapphullet / Lund Hagem

Knapphullet / Lund Hagem

Knapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Windows, CoastKnapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Deck, BeamKnapphullet  / Lund Hagem - BeamKnapphullet  / Lund Hagem - BeamKnapphullet  / Lund Hagem - More Images+ 24

Sandefjord, Norway
  • Architects: Lund Hagem
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  30
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Kim Müller, Ivar Kvaal
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  APS Aluminium Profil Systemer AS, UNICON
Knapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Windows
© Kim Müller

Text description provided by the architects. Knapphullet is a small annex replacing two small sheds on the property. The new building has a distinctive roof free spanning. The roof folds down to the ground creating a ramp up to a viewing platform connecting to the upper cliff.

Knapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Beam
© Ivar Kvaal

The project began as an idea for how to utilize a naturally sheltered area surrounded by large rocks and dense vegetation. The idea developed to create a way to climb up from this shelter to see the panoramic view over the sea, which led to the characteristic shape of the roof: a stepped ramp leads up from the terrain to the roof.

Floor Plan

A sheltederd atrium is formed by the house and the cliffs where the interior concrete bench extends from the interior to the exterior tying it all together.

Knapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Table, Chair, Patio
© Ivar Kvaal

The annex contains a suspended bed, a small living space and a bathroom. The building occupies a small footprint, but the space expands vertically into three levels: the basement, the ground floor level and the roof.

Knapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Beam
© Kim Müller

The annex is accessed by a footpath that runs along the small meandering wooded area to the north of the site. The slit on the roof pours light into the building, combined with a hammock.

Knapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Image 10 of 29
© Kim Müller

Site restrictions and planning limitation:



Roof: 270mm thick concrete with 30 mm VIP insulation on the inside. Courtyard and floors: White concrete

Knapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Windows, Door
© Kim Müller


Acoustic ceiling is covered with woven oak strips to mask joints in the panels making a continuous surface. Interior walls are natural sawn oak 50/50mm.

Knapphullet  / Lund Hagem - Wood, Beam, Column
© Kim Müller

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Cite: "Knapphullet / Lund Hagem" 10 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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