Similar to most fishing villages in Northern Norway, the houses in Bogøyvær have a rich and bright colour palette. The explanations for this vivid tradition are many, but one thing is certain: The colours tell the story of an open hearted, colourful and bold people – not afraid of standing out.
We believe it’s important to keep this wonderful tradition alive, so when we were asked to design a summerhouse in Bogøyvær, we immediately invited artist and colour expert Siri Blakstad to join our team, – to ensure the small house communicated nicely with the palette of the adjoining buildings on the island.
The basic shape of the cabin is inspired by a long, but relatively small building typology found in the region. By folding the structure slightly, a pocket occurs in front of the house. This pocket becomes an outdoor space protected from the dominant wind directions.
(The cabin is completed and we’re planning a photoshoot this spring).
Team: Matre Aasarød / André Cruzeiro