snorre stinessen constructs cantilevered cabins for norwegian island resort
 
snorre stinessen constructs cantilevered cabins for norwegian island resort snorre stinessen constructs cantilevered cabins for norwegian island resort
oct 27, 2015

snorre stinessen constructs cantilevered cabins for norwegian island resort

snorre stinessen constructs cantilevered cabins for norwegian island resort
all images by siggen stinessen

 

 

 

situated in the steigen archipelago off the coast of northern norway, this adventure resort on manshausen island has been designed by architect snorre stinessen. completed for polar explorer børge ousland, the scheme responds to both the island’s topography, and the site’s two most prominent structures — an 18th century farmhouse and the existing stone quays.

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
each unit has been oriented in response to both views and privacy

 

 

 

the carefully restored farmhouse has been joined by four partially cantilevered timber cabins, which have been perched on the quayside. each unit has been oriented in response to both views and privacy, with the respective glazed façades protruding at different angles.

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
glazed façades protrude at different angles

 

 

 

depending on guest requirements, the cabins can accommodate two to four people, or even a family of five. the functional interiors provide ample space for luggage, clothing, and equipment, as well as dining and bathing facilities. each unit has been designed to offer a comfortable temporary living space, while simultaneously allowing occupants to experience the region’s dramatic external elements.

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
cabins can accommodate two to four people, or even a family of five

 

 

 

the cabins have been constructed using a layered approach, with a larch-clad skin that will turn grey over time. the project’s bespoke glazing is attached to the outer frame, protecting the cabin from the region’s severe winds, while offering unobstructed views of the adjacent water.

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
the larch-clad skin will turn grey over time

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
functional interiors provide ample space for luggage, clothing, and equipment

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
the glazing offers unobstructed views of the adjacent water

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
the cabins are perched on the existing stone quays

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
the adventure resort is located on norway’s manshausen island

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
one of the scheme’s cabins protruding from the natural terrain

snorre stinessen arkitetkur manshausen island resort steigen norway designboom
the island is situated in the steigen archipelago off the coast of northern norway

  • I would have one of these as a residence in a heartbeat. I would also need glacier climbing skills to keep the glass clean ..or maybe a crane to lower me to wash the windows. I would do it however!

    Jim

    Jim

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