Flotve House

Flotve House

Hardanger, Norway | View Map
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Hampus Berndtson

Flotve House

LJB AS as Architects

The Flotve house sits in a steep hillside by the Hardanger Fjord - with a wide view to the east and south. It is a tradition in the area not to build on plots that can be used for farming, that is one of the reasons for the exposed location, off the fields. The shape of the house creates a frame for an outdoor space protected from the weather. The cantilevering roof adds also a shelter from the harsh climate in this part of the country, while a low roof lets in as much sun as possible into the house as well as the  garden yard. A number of massive glulam beams carrie the ceiling, and the structure is in the whole  an essential architectural feature of the house, together with the generous windows facing the view. The house is built of wood and dressed with wood as is the tradition in the area. The program is simple; retirement home for a couple who likes to have family and guests visiting a few days at a time.

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