Element Arkitekter AS redesigned the Northface House, located in Stavanger, Norway. The existing house was built in 1969 as a twin to the neighboring building, but it didn’t function well. In 2010 to the demands of 2008-living, neither in the room sizes nor in their solutions, and it had generally a need for restoration work.
Element Arkitekter AS, together with the client, has come to a solution where mainly the bottom two stories are rehabilitated while the top story is replaced with a lighter and more open construction which opens up towards a grand view of the fjord. This is a big change from the earlier situation where it was necessary to go down a level to see the view. The top volume is 3 meters cantilevered over the rest of the volumes and is pulled away from the road to make room for a larger sun deck towards the south and to let more light into the building.