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Black Lodge

Straumgjerde, Norway

Short information

Building category
Windows, Doors, Façades, Sliding systems, Security
ADS 75.SI, FW 50+.SI, ASS 70 FD
Straumgjerde, Norway
Invit arkitekter AS
Ove Straumsheim AS
Picture credit
Marius Beck Dahle


Project details

Project description

The region around Ålesund is one of the most popular tourist hot-spots in Norway. In addition to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site in Geirangerfjord and the snow-covered peaks of the Hjørundfjord, the ragged mountains of the Sunnmøre Alps projecting almost 2000 metres over the fjords also attract many visitors. In the midst of this landscape sits the Black Lodge holiday home, like a foundling in nature. The amorphous shape of the interweaving surfaces is accentuated by the unusual material of the façade in combination with the timber shell of the interior. Large-scale glazing with slimline profiles allow generous views and blur the spatial boundaries.

The architecture of this residence is reminiscent of the rocks in the nearby mountains. Panoramic windows which stretch around corners in some areas allow plenty of light into the building and offer views of the magnificent landscape.