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Lund Hagem - Cabin Ameln

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by Nick Allen ( last modified Mar 24, 2011



Lund Hagem, based out of Norway have a fantastic site, and collection of baches. Cabin Ameln, a providing sheltered BBQ retreat, and views out across the fjord. Contour hugging hunkered in design, connects with the site while minimalist layout and crisp finishes set it apart from your ordinary weekend retreat.

Location: Østerøya, Sandefjord, Norway
Size: 90 m2
Completed: 2009
The building sits in sloping terrain in close proximity to the sea. It has been designed to create favourable, screened outdoor areas. Previous buildings (4 in total) have been demolished and replaced with one new building that collects all functions under one roof.
The L-shaped layout uses steps to follow the terrain so that the building can utilise existing vegetation and trees to avoid visibility from the sea. This layout creates one upper and one lower outdoor area/patio. The upper patio has been duly
screened from the seafront, but offers views through the building due to glass walls.

I think I've found my Northern Hemisphere Bach Architects!

With three guest bedrooms providing extra sleeping for six, the singular roof canopy links the two wings for owners and guests. The floor plan encapsulating the rear entertaining area, sheltering it from the fjord and winds lets the house make the most of its setting and views.

The contrasting concrete form rear patio, and warm untreated wood is refreshing. And with time as the wood ages gracefully, the exterior of the house will blend further into it's wooded surroundings. Internally, the trimming maintaining it's warm glow.






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