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Property Inspiration: Summer Boathouse in More og Romsdal, Norway

08 Dec
December 8, 2013

Architecture Inspiration

The boathouse is a cultural and historical hallmark of Norways coastal regions, where fishing used to be the primary profession. They have traditionally been used for storing boats and fishing gear, but today many of them are being converted for recreational summer use. This particular boathouse is located on the outermost reaches of the Moere-coast, and it hails from the middle of the eighteenth century. It was in such a bad state that the owner decided to tear it down and build it anew. The simplicity of the old building, its good placement and honest use of materials would become key sources of inspiration for the design of the new building. Great emphasis was placed on the main construction, the gates of the gable wall and the adaptable long facade.

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The disclosed and somewhat unavailable location made material-reuse very desirable. Old windows from a nearby farmhouse were collected and sorted. The placement of these windows became key in deciding what distance to use between the pillars in the main construction.
During the process of tearing down the old boathouse it was discovered that the structure had been built on unstable clay-ground. The new building therefore rests on H-profiles eight meters in length, spanning across a crevice in the bedrock. The white painted main construction of the new boathouse was built on site. In order to ease the foundation work, parts of the wall construction is resting directly on mountainous ground.


Location: Aure Kommune, More og Romsdal, Norway
Built by: TYIN tegnestue Architects
Architects: Marianne Lobersli Sorstrom, Yashar Hanstad

Further details can be found here.

Unique Property for Sale: Chinnor, Oxfordshire

24 Oct
October 24, 2012

A unique 4 bedroom property for sale on the edge of the Chiltern escarpment surrounded by the wooded Chiltern Hills.

The house is a stunning architect designed family home built in 1972, which has been extended by the current owners to take advantage of its wonderful setting in Chinnor Hill.
Of particular note is the sitting room with an open fireplace with wood burning stove and lovely views over the gardens. There is also a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, useful boot room, cloakroom, conservatory and 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) to the ground floor, with a further family bathroom and study/bedroom 5.
To the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite shower room and a further bedroom, both benefiting from access to a shared balcony with views over the gardens and woodland beyond.
Planning permission was granted in 2006 to extend and add a further reception room, gym and indoor swimming pool. This has now lapsed.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with many beautiful trees including Beech, Oak, Cherry and Ash, rhododendrons and conifer.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 307.16 sqm
  • Garden
  • Private Parking
  • 1.00 acres (0.4 hectares)
  • Freehold
Guide Price:£949,950
Further details available here.

 

Inspiration: Beaver Street Reprise
 – San Francisco, California

25 Jul
July 25, 2012

Beaver Street Reprise
San Francisco, California, USA

Beaver Street Reprise is a conceptually modern house that fits contextually into a Victorian neighbourhood. It contains an apartment, an office, and a split-level living area that opens onto a deck with sod roof. The building is designed by Craig Steely Architecture which is a studio based in San Francisco. Not only is it well designed and good to look at, but the professional photography also really makes it stand out from the large number of architecture showcases out there. You can check out their site for further inspiring projects.

Beaver Street Kitchen

Beaver Street Office

Beaver Street Rooftop

 

 

 

 

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