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Retreat, Summer house in Hardanger Fjord, Norway by SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE AS

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Retreat, Summer house, Hardanger Fjord, Norway  (2 of 3- a series of summer houses)

Article source: Todd Saunders, Bergen & Tommie Wilhelmsen, Stavanger

This is our own personal project. We bought this site ourselves in order to create experimental architecture.  The constant question for young architects was how to find clients willing to take a chance on enthusiastic architects with little experience?  When we first started our firm, instead of going and looking for clients we went looking for a possible site to build an experimental structure. In this way we could pursue our architectural vision in line with our convictions: no compromises, original, and respecting the Norwegian landscape that we live in.  Once we made such a project, we knew that it would be easier to find and convince clients that we are competent architects through this use of a real life building as opposed to paper visions of architecture so common among young architects.

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