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The Vega Cottage House in Norway is a Haven Far from the City

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 10, 2014 • References: kolmanboye and wallpaper
A house in Norway called the Vega Cottage has been recently redesigned by the Stockholm-based practice Kolman Boye Architects. Just off the coast of the Norwegian sea, the house offers spectacular views of rocky terrain and fishermen ports.

Vega's indigenous architecture is a direct response to its extreme environment. It's modeled after a native fisherman's cabin commonly known as "nausts," commonly found in northern seaside locations. The house gives the clients an opportunity to revisit this old childhood location and doubles as a haven for fishing gear.

As a result, the house is built from thin, gray slats of wood tempered with large glass windows, white interior walls and natural wood accents throughout. It's a minimalist design that offers serenity far away from the city.