Traditional Norwegian boat house converted into summer house

When you say or hear the word “boathouse” you probably think either at a boat converted into a home or at a house shaped like a boat. Well, neither of these variants are correct in this case. This house is located in More og Romsdal, Norway. It was designed and built by TYIN tegnestue and the construction was completed in 2011. The name refers to traditional Norwegian boathouses that have been used to store boats and fishing gear. However, today it’s not the case anymore.

Most of these boathouses are now used as summer houses. They have been converted into cozy homes and got a new use. The one you see here is a new construction. The original boathouse that use to be on this site was in very bad shape when the owners found it and it had to be torn down. However, they’ve decided to preserve the idea and to build a new, similar structure.

Most of the materials from the old house were used to build the new one. Some windows from the clients other farmhouse were also reused in this project. The final result is what you see here. An old boathouse that inspired a new construction. The house is currently used by the owner as a getaway and a summer house.{pics by Pasi Aalto and found on archdaily}
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