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The Alendal Summerhouse Rests Lightly in its Landscape

 - Apr 8, 2011
References: saunders.no & blog.2modern
One of the greatest balancing acts in the field of architecture is to ensure that the built environment and the natural environment agree, and it's clear that in the case of the Alendal Summerhouse, the two strike an exquisite equilibrium.

Designed by Saunders Architecture, the holiday house will be positioned proudly next to a lake in Norway. As they describe it, the residence is "an object adrift in the landscape, set upon a remote rocky promontory overlooking the Vignafjord." Truly a poetic piece of structural sophistication, the abode embodies extreme geometries and a thickset form without challenging the serene surroundings. Triangles, curves and elongated lines exist within the plan of the Alendal Summerhouse, providing plenty of interesting shapes for individuals to gaze at.