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Villa AT House by Todd Saunders PROJECT LOCATION:
Søgne, along Norway’s southern coast. Completed in 2018. INSPIRATION:
Villa AT emphasises and enhances the strong connection to landscape, promoting the best sightlines while also preserving a sense of intimacy and privacy. ‘We take pride in how our work respects the landscape,’ says Saunders, ‘and these clients knew the site intimately; where the sun went down, the best views, where the wind was the strongest, they would paddle kayak in the mornings and evenings – they knew everything about the land.’ UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Villa AT is located on a high vantage point, with an L-shaped floor plan pivots around a long curved glass façade, offering cinematic views of the landscape. The house stands in contrast to these boxy, conventional forms with a curving façade that uses wood in a fluid, contemporary way. Thin timber slats gently curve around the façade to create strong but soft forms. From a distance, the Villa AT has a serene, minimal appearance, but up close the rough texture of timber slats become apparent.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Ultimately, Villa AT emphasises and enhances the strong connection to landscape. By combining contemporary forms and techniques with traditional materials, Villa AT demonstrates how materials and techniques can enhance the close relationship between place and form. #norway #architecture #house #design #siplicity #nature #bbforarchitecture #toddsaunders #bb4architecture