An innovative and poetic architectural project to provide an original extension to an old house near the sea in the north of Norway.
The new space has plenty of light and the new exposed timber elements create a warm living space. The structure made of parallel, large, glulam trusses braced and connected to the new foundations is completely independent of the existing construction.
The design includes new foundations, concrete plinths, large trusses and purlins and a bracing system to support a light, translucent roof. The whole construction floats over and around the existing building and creates a living area where there are no clear limits between indoor and outdoor spaces.
It was a challenge to design the large timber trusses to resist the powerful winds, and in a way that allowed for a feasible transportation from the factory and erection with light cranes in a remote area.
Structural engineering during concept, preliminary and detailed design. Technical assistance during construction.