This small summer house by the Oslo fjord in Norway is built on the footprint of a now demolished cabin. The main challenge has been to stay within the size limits of the previous structure in order to adhere to planning regulations, and at the same time fit the functional requirements set by the client.
By turning the roof ridge to be parallel with the contour lines of the shore and pushing it asymmetrically to the back of the site, the building fits into the landscape and the spaces inside are optimised.
Shoreline construction has since 1965 been very closely controlled and limited by the government and the design was carefully tailored around conditions set by the planning authorities. The new summer house was approved with receiving special commendation for the design's relationship to the landscape and surroundings. The cabin was completed by summer 2013.