Norwegian Home Built on the Cliffs

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This Schjelderup Trondahl Architects construction can be found in Holmestrand, Norway, on the cliffs separating the urban and residential neighborhoods. The spacious home is clad with heartwood fir that is finished with a Norwegian adaptation of Shou-Sugi-Ban, a Japanese wood preservation technique. The moody gray exterior matches the surrounding landscape.

Lightening up the look, the interior shines in white, lined with oiled poplar plywood and ash floorboards. The matching built-in furniture is made of fiber cement board and lacquered MDF, while the windows and doors make use of oak timber. From inside, one can take in the view through the large windows and feel the connection on either side of the divide between indoors and outdoors, land and sea, and town and country.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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