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Villa G, Bergen, Norway

Wednesday 26 Nov 2008

Form meets perfection

Villa G by Saunders Architecture in Bergen, Norway
copyright:Todd Saunders. photos: Bent René Synnevåg 
Villa G by Saunders Architecture in Bergen, Norway Villa G by Saunders Architecture in Bergen, Norway Villa G by Saunders Architecture in Bergen, Norway
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Villa G lies like a white landmark in the soft landscape at Hjellestad, Norway. 

The house has a futuristic form but is built with traditional Nordic materials and architectural elements with a good basis in Norwegian building methods. The wooden cladding on the house consists of 3 different sizes mounted in a random pattern. The house has an over-built outside space and the second floor covers the entrance below, helping the house work together with the rough climate on the west coast of Norway.

The architects knew that they wanted a house with clean lines without any visual noise and clutter. This is one of the reasons that most of the closets and storage spaces are integrated into "thick wall" – walls that are at least 60-70cm deep. The kitchen bench is 8 metres long and has plenty of drawers for kitchen equipment and even other things that need to be stored away. None of the electrical outlets are visible and all technology is controlled by a main control panel in the kitchen.

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