March 29th, 2009

Snefjord Road stop

Architects: Pushak
Location: Snefjord, the road to Havøysund, Finnmark, Norway
Project Year: 2005
Client: Norwegian Road Administration, The National Tourist Road Project
Photographs: Pushak

“The site of the road stop is a paradox. Oftentimes, the hardest winds
blow off the sea, and yet the most attractive view is toward the fjord.
The obvious response in order to shield tourists from the wind would be
to construct a view-blocking wall. Instead three “bench-boxes”
prefabricated at a local wharf dot the area, and their differing
orientations allow visitors to choose where to sit according to wind
and sun conditions.

Two persons or groups can use each box at once while they retain some
privacy. The structure is built with steel bars with cantilevered
benches and roofs. The interiors are covered with oak. The exteriors
are coverd with copper sheets.”

The article was first published by Amer P


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March 23rd, 2009


Tree hotel in Harads, Sweden

Architects: Tham + Videgard Hansson

The concept is to create a shelter up in the trees, a lightweight
aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, boxes clad in mirrored
glass, 4×4×4 meters. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the
sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood
and the windows give a 360 degree view.

The functions provides a living for two people, a double bed, a
small kitchen and bathroom, a living room and roof terrace. The access
to the cabin is by a rope ladder or a rope bridge.

To prevent birds fly into the windows, transparent stickers, visible for birds, will be added to the facades.




Top of Tyrol by astearchitecture

Architects: Astearchitecture

Innsbruck-based architects Astearchitecture have completed a mountain-top viewing platform above a glacier in Tyrol, Austria.

The site is located on 3200m at the Stubai Glacier .

The steel structure,cantilevers nine metres over a ridge on Mount Isidor.




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