DESIGNBOOM: studio neba’s private house in norway is a stargazing sanctuary

located in the traditional district of ryfylkeis in finnøy, norway, this private residence by studio neba was designed around the philosophy of ‘an ode to heritage’. bearing in mind that the area used to be a ‘power house’ in the 14th century, the client requested that the new building respects and references its heritage. the site is situated in a beautiful landscape which overlooks the sea and a series of mountains.

private bedroom
all images courtesy of studio neba



the interior design by studio neba, is based on the earth assets: its movement, pureness and timeless nature that is apparent in its shapes, elements and textures. the master-bedroom is a tucked away den-like space, providing solace from long days and moon nights. sufficient sunlight access was ensured throughout the residence, as exposure to natural light has many health benefits, including helping with seasonal depression and reducing health risks of fluorescent light. the house is essentially a fortified sanctuary for the cold climate, the sunny days, an observatory for the moon, the stars and the northern lights. 

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dining area

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living room area

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site context

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mood board

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mood board

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site plan

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roof plan

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longitudinal section



project info:

name: house in finnøy
architecture studio: studio neba
architects: ilse bos, sagar chitrakar
location: finnøy , norway
area: 320 sqm



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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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