Kebony wood cladding dresses a complex of residences for artists in Norway
In this new article, there will be a new type of holiday for adventurers . You will be presented with an artist’s retreat, a haven of peace, inspiring the visitor to return to nature. Completed in August 2016, the project, named Fordypningsrommet or “space for reflection” included only six monofunctional huts made of Kebony wood cladding. Growing demand has led to the construction of three additional small houses.
Retirement complex that inspires visitors to return to nature
Located in the heart of northern Scandinavia, the complex is dedicated to artist residencies. In addition, the project called “fordypnigsrommet fleinvaer” was initiated by the jazz musician Havard Lund, owner of the place since 2004. The main idea of the musician was to create a work space unique in the world. Today, the site already includes several small wooden cladding dwellings designed to house creators, artists, musicians and students.
The gray patina of Kebony wood cladding fits seamlessly into the environment
As already explained, the complex is divided into several small islands, all facing the sea below. The big challenge for the architects was to carry out the project without altering the local ecosystem. Then, the foundations of each barrack were reduced to the strict minimum to alter the soil as little as possible. Built on stilts, each of them fits harmoniously into the rocky landscape.
For the construction of barracks, the architects preferred the use of various recycled materials. The Kebony wood cladding carcasses contain warm and welcoming pieces, clad in ornate wood panels and OSB. It was not by chance that the architects favored Kebony wood cladding as a cladding material for each house. This sustainable alternative to tropical wood offers significantly improved durability and stability compared to other species. In addition, over time, Kebony wood gets a gray patina giving buildings a natural aesthetic that blends harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.
It is curious to know that the resort is also open to any visitor looking for unusual accommodation in northern Norway and a unique experience in the heart of northern Scandinavia. Once disembarked from the boat, it is imperative to visit the sauna : the obligatory step to plunge into the Norwegian culture. As a whole, the project also includes a kitchen, a studio, a bathroom, sleeping cabins and a separate building called Njalla or “all great thoughts”.