Modern Wooden House ‘Malangen’ by Stinessen Arkitektur

Stinessen Arkitektur have designed a modern house that sits on the Malangen peninsula in Norway, for a family and their visiting friends. The layout of the home involves several individual volumes connected via in-between spaces and a central winter garden.

Oslo-based Studio Designed The Most Scenic Modern Toilet Facility

The latest architectural addition to Norway’s scenic tourist routes is a rest area featuring a modern toiletfacility that sweeps upwards from a poured-concrete viewing terrace. Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter (HZA) designed the Ureddplassen rest area for a site along the Helgelandskysten Norwegian Scenic Route in the northern region of Gildeskål. Ureddplassen is popular with tourists and local residents as it provides a beautiful spot to observe the northern lights in winter, and the midnight sun in summer. The entire space has been updated to create a better experience for travellers heading north on the coastal road.

UNDER: Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

Snøhetta is designing Europe’s first underwater restaurant in Norway, which will let you dine on the seabed. Dubbed ‘Under‘, the concrete capsule-like structure will be built at the southernmost part of Norway, close to the village of Båly. The monolithic structure will be half anchored on the land, as if it’s slipping into the sea. Snøhetta’s Under will be set over three levels. Visitors to the building will start at the tidal pool level, before descending a floor into the champagne bar, which marks the division between the shoreline and the ocean, visible through a vertical window opening. Its subdued colour scheme is inspired by the muted shades of rocks and sand. The restaurant will have the space to fit up to 100 guests, resting on the seabed 5 metres below the water surface. “More than an aquarium, the structure will become a part of its marine environment, coming to rest directly on the sea bed five meters below the water’s surface,” Snøhetta writes. “Like a sunken periscope, the restaurant’s massive acrylic windows offer a view of the seabed as it changes throughout the seasons and varying weather conditions.” Snøhetta hopes to begin construction next year, with the goal of opening in 2019. So, it has all chances to be one of the most unusual restaurants of the world.

Perfect Getaway In Ultra-Modern House In Norwegian Mountains

Located close to the Ålsheia ski resort, Sirdalen House is surrounded by a gorgeous mountainous landscape, providing its owners the perfect getaway space all year round. The holiday house was designed by Filter Arkitekter, an architecture studio based in Oslo, Norway. Built on a steep slope, the structure is partially nestled into the mountain, integrating into the natural environment perfectly. The roof is partly covered by the terrain, while the side walls and clean, minimalist lines are designed to complement the landscape yet stand out at the same time. The two floors contain two living rooms, bedrooms, a sauna, a kitchen, a dining room, and a garage. The façade features large glass windows crafted with minimal frames and sills, guaranteeing uninterrupted views of the mountains. Designed as a maintenance-free house, the structure is built from concrete and is set to become even more integrated into nature as the surface will acquire water stains and moss and lichen will start to grow. To balance the coldness of urban concrete, the architects maximized the views to bring nature inside, and included warm wooden elements throughout the interior. The result is a brutalist and stylish holiday house that apart from feeling comfortable and welcoming, is also a natural part of the landscape it inhabits.

Unique Cabin Built Among The Rocky Coast of Norway

Architecture firm Lund Hagem have designed a small cabin, located in Sandefjord, Norway. The site was originally home to two small sheds, which have since been replaced by the cabin. Nestled between large rocks and dense vegetation, the new building has a roof that fits around the shapes of the rocks. Small pathways provide access to the cabin. At the rear of the cabin is an outdoor space with table and chairs, and a fireplace. Inside the cabin, glass walls provide views of the surrounding nature. At the front of the cabin, there are water views. An acoustic ceiling is covered with woven oak strips to mask joints in the panels making it one continuous surface. There is another fireplace inside the small living space. The cabin also has a suspended bed, and a bathroom. A custom concrete bench flows from the inside to the outside. A hallway lined with glass, leads you to the bathroom. A small path has been added between the window and the rock.

The Red House in Oslo, Norway by JVA Architects

Take a look at the Red House by JVA. It’s set in the suburbs of Oslo, Norway, in the frequently snow-covered hills. The house’s most defining feature is its red paint job, that sticks out like a sore thumb among the hill that it sits on. The house has two floors. The top floor contains the master bedroom, kitchen, living area, and a covered terrace, and the lower floor contains the kid’s bedrooms. It has large windows that provide breathtaking views of its surroundings, and it’s set perpendicular to a nearby stream to not only provide the lower half of the home with a gorgeous view, but to also make it all seem a bit more dramatic.

Beautiful Norway’s Fjords from the Perspective of a Kayaker

Adventure photographer Tomasz Furmanek documents some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world, all from the seat of his kayak. From the spectacular Lofoten Islands to the serene Sotra, for the past three years the 41-year-old photographer has been capturing images of the remarkable fjords and waterways running throughout Norway. Originally from Poland, Furmanek was captivated by the beauty of Norway ever since moving there at the age of 6. Based in Bergen, the photographer typically takes short trips after work to the fjords near where he lives and goes on longer adventures during the weekends. He uses a helmet-mounted Gopro and a small Sony compact camera on the front of his kayak to take these breathtaking landscapes. Furmanek plans to carry on kayaking in other countries after he has finished exploring Norway, and will hopefully continue to share his phenomenal first-person photographs. Also you should check our list of the most beautiful places in the world.

Apartment at The Top of a Historic Ski Jump

Airbnb has a good practice of running contests to win a night in an unusual place. We’ve already written about their latest contest – lucky winner went to amazing hotel at 9,000ft in the French Alps. And this time winner went to stay in an apartment at the top of a historic ski jump at the top of the Holmenkollen arena in Norway, which once served as a waiting room for Olympic ski-jumpers in the 50s. The apartment boasts incredible views, and is of course also beautifully decorated. Of course it’s not the place for you if you’re scared of heights, benefits of the space include a ski museum underneath, possible views of the Northern Lights, and no neighbors, according to Airbnb. The winners have already been chosen, but you can be sure Airbnb will offer more chances to win a night in another weird and wonderful place soon!

The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center Pavilion

The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center Pavilion is located in Dorve, Norway. The architectural marvel has been constructed by Snohetta that comprises of architects, Rune Grasdal, Kjetil T. Thorsen, Margit Tidemand Ruud, Eerik Brett Jacobsen, Martin Brunner and interior architect Heidi Pettersvold. The observation pavilion is spread over an area of 90 square meters and has been erected on a plateau that is at a height of 1200 meters above sea level. The elevation will unfurl panoramic views that will leave visitors in a state of awe. It will be a visual treat to see the outstanding Snohetta mountain range from such a height.