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.