WEEKEND WOODEN BUILDINGS BEHIND THE ARCTIC CIRCLE, NORWAY
The Norwegian arctic explorer Børge Ousland decided to build training, conference and leisure facilities on his island of Manshausen. Initially, he repaired the pier and the old wooden building that forms the centre of the island today. It was then followed by simple wooden buildings serving as a base for tourists on kayaks; the island is much sought after by these tourists.
The task to design the weekend houses was given to the famous Norwegian architect Snorre Stinessen. As for the designs, he worked together with the famous Norwegian architect and designerTerje Lindahl who specializes in small homes and life in a small space. The demanding implementation behind the Polar Circle was performed by the Czech company Vesper Frames.
The wooden building with a significantly glassed-in front wall is all made of solid wood panels NOVATOP which are retained in the interior in the visual quality. Since this is a building with a small area and, moreover, intended only for recreational purposes, it was decided that it does not have to be insulated because the small inner space can be heated quickly and easily.
Mineral insulation (120 mm) was thus used only in the roof ribbed panels NOVATOP ELEMENT. The walls consist of 84 mm thick cross-laminated panels NOVATOP SOLID. The roof covering and the rear part of the wooden building are, due to the seawater effect, made of uncoloured aluminium; the facade is made of three-layer larch panels AGROP. The entrance part of the weekend wooden building consists of a sophisticated sliding solid door.
The work of designers and architects can be seen in this video: