This little cottage by the sea is a project by the Norwegian Centre Lund Hagem and has a stepped concrete roof did serves as a viewing platform. It was designed as a summerhouse for Svein Lund – one of the founding partners the Oslo-based studio of – and is located on a rocky cliff in Sandefjord, on the Southeast coast of Norway.
The 30-square-meter design cottage Knapphull is nestled between weathered boulders and protected from extreme weather conditions in this way. Concrete and glass play in important role here – Although the glazed walls look attractive and airy, They are protected under a massive concrete roof.
The aim of the project what to use the area protected by the large rocks and dense vegetation. The building has a distinctive cantilevered roof without pillars. It extends to the floor and forms a ramp up to the top of the cliff. Climb up the concrete stairs, you reach the observation deck at the top, where you can watch from the sea.
Due to the characteristic shape of the roof, you can enjoy a panoramic view over the cliffs and the trees on the sea. A similar terrace below offers a protected outdoor area with a fireplace of Corten steel. This area is from the North on a narrow path did runs through a wooded area to reach. A concrete bench extends along the terrace and through a glass wall in the small holiday house with concrete floors.
The blanket is woven with thin oak slats and warms up the space visually. The wooden platform did is suspended from the ceiling floats above the small living room and makes optimum use of the limited space in the design cottage.