Breathtaking Home in Norway Overlooking a Stunning Fjord

Breathtaking Home in Norway Overlooking a Stunning Fjord

WRB Architects have completed the Gunderson house in Haugesund, Norway. The residence takes advantage of everything its privileged environment has to offer. Here is a description from the architects: A stunning fjord site on Scandinavia’s most western point is the background for this project. When we first visited the site a fairly new house occupied the southern part. As a result the remaining part of the plot ended up in a shadow while the sunny patio on the south side of the house was cramped up against the rocks and cut of from the ocean view. Our clients saw the site’s potential and never had any doubts in tearing the house down. Our design leaves the southern side of the plot open by forming a transparent glassed shelter towards the ocean, protecting from sometimes strong wind from the north. By placing a concrete box with more closed functions towards the entrance road in the west, the courtyard was made even more secluded. Now the heart of the setup is made up by the roof covered patio with open fireplace and the heated pool, placed right where the old house once sat. The Gunderson House displays friendly interiors with interesting modern arrangements and the open plan living room contributes to a great socializing environment.


  • Cristina January 27, 2011 at 08:26 AMLogin to Reply →

    I wonder how did they solve the problem of heat loss with all that glass and their climate…

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  • Lien Ankjell January 28, 2011 at 09:56 AMLogin to Reply →

    Det ble veldig fint!!

  • Andrew January 28, 2011 at 20:29 PMLogin to Reply →

    Cristina, I’m afraid you don’t know the climate in Norway very well… Norway is a very long country with a variety of climates. Some areas are milder or colder than others.

    On the other hand we use materials and construction methods that suits our various climates. Triple-layer insulation glass helps keep the heat inside.