Stockholm-based Kolman Boye Architects used oak and Douglas off-cuts from Danish flooring manufacturer Dinesen to create Saltviga House, a recreational home in Grimstad, Norway. Over 12,000 waste oak off-cuts were pre-cut to minimise wastage and pre-treated before being transported to the site.
The new building consists of three volumes over five levels and avoids the need to reshape the landscape. Externally, there is an openable ‘wind barrier’ that separates the two main volumes, creating a courtyard with views toward the forest, and an open deck offering views towards the sea. Internally, each space has a distinct volume and ceiling height and is clad in Douglas, with screed floors. The warmer tones of the Douglas contrast with the external oak, which will weather to a silver-grey. Photo Kolman Boye. Kolman Boye Architects