slice by saunders architecture serves as an intimate garden retreat
slice by saunders architecture serves as an intimate garden retreat
may 06, 2015

slice by saunders architecture serves as an intimate garden retreat

slice by saunders architects creates garden retreat in norway 
photography by bent rené synnevåg




during the period of economic recession and the halt in construction, saunders architects were faced with the challenge of creating a well-designed small scale escape in haugesund, norway. with a mindful approach, ‘slice’ is a 15sqm triangular building with a monochromatic exterior, it provides the owners with an intimate retreat just big enough to freely relax and spend the day,night while enjoying the peaceful garden.

the building is wedged between old plum trees, facing the lake




much of the form has been dictated by the site it sits upon, the patio stretches out, allowing a bigger room and the sculptural shape. completely immersed with the landscape, the preservation of the existing, old plum trees resulted in the idea of letting them grow through the outdoor terrace. internally, the seven meter long rectangular space consists of the necessities: a bedroom, lounge and a bathroom, all of which is furnished simply and the walls painted in white- giving the subtle illusion of a less compact floor plan. 

the terrace looks like it has been sliced from the form

the light and airy interiors consists of the basic necessities for

the bed with the lounge area lined with storage

sliding glass door opens out to the decking

the compact space provides the owners with a restful getaway

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