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Reilstad is on the island of Finnøy  - one of the largest islands in Ryfylke. The island is characterized by its typical Norwegian fjord landscape. The steep plot lowers towards the sea with outcrops and visible bedrock. Towards the east, sheep graze among a small collection of oak trees. There is terracing of levels within the house – adapting to the steep landscape of the plot. Each level steps down towards the private quay. Here one lives on four levels – and move through an inner landscape that is connected to the exterior landscape on every level. In this way, the house is organically adapted to the unique context. A floating roof covers the whole structure, only held by the façades and ridge beam. From the entrance on the highest level, one gets an overview of the whole house and down to the quay. The large roof creates a generous common space where everything is shared. From here there are views in every direction. All other rooms open on to this room. Some rooms appear as furniture as their internal ceilings do not connect to the floating roof. Within this array of spaces, there are quiet spaces, intimate spaces, areas for working out or watching TV. View more View full description
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