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Rock House in Vestfold

Contemporary Norwegian House – design by JVA – Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL

2 Sep 2014

Rock House

Design: JVA – Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL

Location: Vestfold, Norway

Rock House replaces an older building at the site. In order to obtain the planning permits, the project had to be well adjusted to the terrain, both in terms of shape, scale, material and color.

Rock House in Vestfold

The house and terraces are partly built upon existing stone walls, the parts of the walls which are new are made of stones from the blasting at the site.

The low elongated volume is cut into to allow for wind shielded outdoor areas, embraced by the house itself. These cuts also bring down the scale of the building, and together with the local variations of the section, make the building relate to the surrounding cliff formations.

On the outer perimeter of terraces and pool, a glass fence also protects against wind, but allowes for maximum view. The house is clad with Kebony wood, a sustainable process of treating the wood to allow for good durability towards the exposure to salt water.

Rock House in Vestfold – Building Information

Location: Vestfold, Norway
Building Type: Summer house
Size: 300sqm
Schedule: Finished 2009
Primary architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Jan Stavik, Nikolaj Zamecznik

Photography: Nils Petter Dale

Rock House

Rock House in Vestfold images / information from JVA


Location: Vestfold, Norway

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