Contemporary Summer House, Norway
Filter Arkiteketer an Oslo-based design studio has designed the Summer House Skåtøy. Completed in 2009, this contemporary cottage is located in Skåtøy, Lake Windermere, Norway.
According to the architects the starting point for the contemporary Norwegian property was an existing house from 1940. The new project was based on the old cabin’s footprint. The client wanted a summer house that opens onto the stunning archipelago whilst maintaining private outdoor areas.
The cabin is located on a public pier. However, the client wanted some privacy for themselves so it was important not to factor this in. The cabin overlooks the entrance to the public areas. The site topography is recorded in a two-part volume, a “sleeping cabin” volume that is cut into an elongated volume that contains the living room and kitchen. Dichotomy provides a sheltered outdoor area on the upper level that is associated with a sheltered outdoor area on the lower level.
The contemporary Norwegian property is virtually a maintenance free home just as the clients had requested. The result is a untreated timber, natural stone blending and sedum vegetation roof property. Images courtesy of Elisabeth Hudson.