Villa by the ocean

Location : Stavanger, Norway
Building type : Private house
Client : Anonymous
Size : 260m²
Schedule : Finished 2004
Consultants : Walter Jacobsen
Primary architects : Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Hanne Bergan


Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean this house is carved into the terrain. This allows for an unobstructed ocean view from the public road at the rear and protects the building from the strong prevailing winds. The bedrooms are organised towards naturally sheltered outdoor spaces providing close-up views, while the living room is established as a glazed amphitheatre facing the horizon. Walls are made of two-sided poured in place white concrete.