Wenche Elisabeth & Jens Andreas Selmer
Sommerhus for Grethe Alm
The client for this summerhouse in Brunlanes near the town of Larvik was a childhood friend of Selmer’s. The site is located in a zoned cabin area, with several cabins situated in rugged topography among large solid rocks, pine trees, junipers, and other vegetation. Eighty cabins in total were built here, with a quarter or half an acre of land each, in addition to a common area. Even though the distance between the cabins is quite small, the layout is such that they are hardly visible from their respective sites. The zoning included regulations stating that the buildings had to have flat roofs and had to be stained in a color that blended in with the natural environment. The site is located a ten-to fifteen-minute walk from the sea and has a fine panoramic view of the fjord and the ocean.
Location: Stavern, Norway
Type: Summer House
Collection: Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Arkitektursamlingene
Text: Elisabeth Tostrup
Photography: Jens Andreas Selmer