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Saunders and Wilhelmsen Build Their Own Plans

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Aug 26, 2008 • References: saunders.no and apartmenttherapy
You might think an architect's job is relatively simple -- create building designs and then sell them, rinse and repeat. That process works best for established architects, however, who've built up a network of clients. It can be incredibly difficult for young, inexperienced architects to find a client willing to take a chance on their enthusiasm alone.

Norwegian architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen faced this dilemma head on by building their own designs. This summer house is found in Hardanger and is completely self-initiated and self-financed.

We've seen Saunders and Wilhelmsen's work before at TrendHunter. Their design for a wooden lookout in Aurland, Norway features a daring slope over fjords, forests and a tiny town.