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Architecture August, 30 2014

The Summer House Vestfold by Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects

On a rocky outcrop in the Vestfold region of coastal Norway, The Summer House stands staring out towards the water. Part scandinavian sauna, part Bond villain lair, this angular building is clad in wooden paneling cut in such an irregular manner that it creates a structure in which no lines seem to correspond to each other. Despite that, the building as a whole appears strangely unified, thanks – in part – to the equally irregular surface of stones that make up its base. The outdoor pool, meanwhile, resembles a fish tank, providing a more accessible alternative to a dip in the freezing fjord. Scandinavian design really is in a world all of its own.

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