Located in Stavanger, Norway, Casa Kolonihagen by Tommie Wilhelmsen was especially developed as a summer holiday residence and accommodates a small bed and a living area. The project reflects the modern Scandinavian way of life- not too flashy, nor too common, balance being a major factor of the design. Believe it or not, this contemporary architecture gem has only 24 square meters of inside living space. But this is probably not an issue for the inhabitants, as they likely spend most times outdoors, in the beautiful green surroundings.
Despite the small costs and elementary design, the interiors are warm and welcoming. A beautiful deck hints the way towards the entrance, which leads to the living space. With a white and blue color palette, this room exudes intimacy and cheerfulness together. A small white chair in the middle takes you to the comfortable suspended bed- a creative idea which we fell for instantly.
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.