TYIN tegnestue architects embeds timber cottage into the rugged terrain in norway
 
TYIN tegnestue architects embeds timber cottage into the rugged terrain in norway
nov 18, 2016

TYIN tegnestue architects embeds timber cottage into the rugged terrain in norway

sitting amidst marshland and adjacent to the ocean, this modest-sized timber cottage is a sustainably considered dwelling designed by TYIN tegnestue architects. sited in the west of norway, the cottage itself has a unique cultural place in contemporary norwegian culture due to its relation to traditional occupations such as fishing, lumbering and farming. the scheme maintains this closeness to nature.

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TYIN tegnestue architects approached the design with sensitivity to the fragile landscape and terrain. the structure lies 21 meters above sea level, and the distance to the sea front is 100 meters and in turn, it has been integrated with the bedrock. the building rests on a concrete base and the frame has been constructed from stud work timber walls, beamed ceilings and finished with an envelope of spruce harvest from the client’s own forest. this cladding will eventually react to the elements and naturally attain a silver patina.

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the social spaces have been grouped together, all orientated to face the sea
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the same timber panels have been used within internal common areas, lending the scheme a sense of continuity. segregated to three different levels including a mezzanine, the differentiated heights determine the kitchen, living room and bedroom functions of the main space.

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timber interiors and exterior promote a sense of continuity
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different levels and a mezzanine level differentiate the function of each section
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the main bedroom
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the clients did most of the construction work themselves
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the structure rests on a concrete base, and the main building is a studwork house with beamed ceilings
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the exterior of the building is clad in spruce harvested from the client’s own forest
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k21 skardsøya, møre og romsdal, norway
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project info:

 

 

location: møre og romsdal, norway
client: sissel by and olve aarhaug
project: private cabin
cost: 1 700 000 nok
building period: 2013 – 2016
area: 60 m2 + mezzanine
architects: andreas g. gjertsen and ørjan nyheim

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