‘starlodges’ watch snøhetta float on Norway’s lysefjorden from panoramic windows

‘starlodges’ watch snøhetta float on Norway’s lysefjorden from panoramic windows

Snøhetta for ‘starlodges’ in Norway

Norwegian architecture practice Swimming The StarLodges floating log cabin is exposed located on top of Norway’s Lysefjord, below the calm sea and between the rugged mountains. Snøhetta chose to work with him wooden and concrete as a reflection of the nature surrounding the construction site which is named for being dominated by granite and slow growing pine trees. The materials used by the design team were drawn from the wood itself hotel architecture situated.

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images courtesy of The Bolder

The trees that had to be cut down during construction have been set aside to restore other parts of the projects, and the granite cut from the ground has been used to make concrete for the construction. The StarLodges, recently unveiled, face the fjord and the mountains, giving guests a front row seat to raw nature and tranquility.

Guests are invited to relax while hovering over the famous Lysefjord. There are three huge log cabins that make up StarLodges with high ceilings and amazing panoramic windows for the perfect view. Curated brands and quality materials from Vipp and Eikund characterize the space including the self-catering kitchen, and guests are welcome to go to bed and wake up immediately immersed in nature.

'starlodges' watch snøhetta float on Norway's lysefjorden from panoramic windows

Off-grid cabins designed with nature in mind

Tom Norland bought 170 hectares of unspoiled land with an unobstructed view in 2010. Originally, he intended to build a series of smaller hermitages, but eventually shelved the blueprint, trading it for the natural preserve of on which StarLodges were built.

With this brief, Norgeshus architect John Birger Grytdal devised a two-story cube clad in Canadian waxwood balancing on a steel column dug 3.5 meters into the ground. The first two lodges are called Sky Lodges, while the recently revealed ones are called StarLodges.

'starlodges' watch snøhetta float on Norway's lysefjorden from panoramic windows

After ten years, Tom began the second phase of The Bolder project by hiring a Norwegian architecture firm Swimming to design four new one-room cabins. On the border of Lysefjorden, four StarLodges with the names Stylten, Myra, Stjerna, and Eldhuset are thoroughly located. In total, six off-the-grid cabins float high above Norway’s Lysefjord.

The Bolder Sky Lodges and Star Lodges are fully equipped, intimate accommodations that are as close to sleeping in the clouds as guests can ever get. A minimalist design ethos with Vipp furniture and a kitchen in natural and sustainable materials in bronze colors and organic textures welcomes guests for an immersive experience to draw the tranquility of nature into the cabins.

'starlodges' watch snøhetta float on Norway's lysefjorden from panoramic windows 'starlodges' watch snøhetta float on Norway's lysefjorden from panoramic windows

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