The holiday home is located near the village Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Ski resorts are abundant around the lodge, with a freestyle terrain park right next to the site.
The family of four with anticipation of a fifth addition provided a straight-forward program for their mountain lodge: four bedrooms, separate living and dining areas, a youth lounge and a mezzanine for the younger children. In addition a small annex would accommodate guests and visiting grandparents.
As architects and designers we are fortunate to experience the overall process, from the first conceptual phase to the completion of high quality projects. We are eager to find pragmatic solutions with users as well as technical consultants, at the same time we are passionate to make sure that the original concept is carried through in the end result.
The office has attained most of its projects by participating in open or invited competitions, and this is still the main endeavour of the office. RRA has been awarded prizes for 2/3 of its participated competitions. This emphasizes the conceptual and academic strength of the office.
In addition, RRA has received numerous awards and nominations for its works, both national and international.
Located on Norway’s west coast, Trollstigen is perched within a dramatic pass between the deep fjords that characterize the region. This panoramic site can only be visited in summer, due to severe winter weather.
Despite—or perhaps because of—the inaccessible nature of the site, the project entails designing an entire visitor environment ranging from a mountain lodge with restaurant and gallery to flood barriers, water cascades, bridges, and paths to outdoor furniture and pavilions and platforms meant for viewing the scenery.
All of these elements are moulded into the landscape so that the visitor’s experience seems even more intimate. The architectural intervention is respectfully delicate, and was conceived as a thin thread that guides visitors from one stunning overlook to another.