‘Naust V’ (boathouse in Norwegian) was originally built for storing boats and fishing equipment but it’s now enjoyed as a summer retreat. Working under strict building regulations, the architects kept the original structure, traditional gable roof and large waterfront doors. They then reclad the whole 430-square foot building using locally sourced, vertical heartwood pine planks.
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To make the space larger, an extension was made at the back combining the wooden louvers with a polycarbonate skin that affords varying degrees of transparency. Inside, the old and new spaces are divided by a change of the floor’s level and surface. The front room is concrete, while the rear extension’s ground its stone. Seating and shelves are integrated into the minimal interiors, with a shiny blue fireplace as the focal point that not only provides warmth but also makes the shelter glow.
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Photos by Mattias Josefsson