The Dune House by Jarmund/Vigsnæs

Dune House by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects

Dune House by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects

Dune House by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects

If this house looks familiar, you may remember Bobby writing about an arctic science center designed by the same Norwegian firm, Jarmund/Vigsnæs. Architects. For their first project in the UK, the firm says they wanted to bring their Scandinavian sensibilities while still respecting the architectural traditions of the UK. How did this manifest? “The gabled roof is particularly ‘English’ – not something you would find in Norway – so we wanted to make a feature of that.” So a fair reading of the house might be that it’s a cluster of gabled private spaces hovering over the common areas of the house. JVA worked with the UK firm Mole Architects to realize this project; both firms are worth checking out if you’re not familiar with their work.

Alex

Alex Dent

October 11, 2011 / By

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