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 Klimatilpassa boliger i Fuglenesdalen

 
Klimatilpassa boliger i Fuglenesdalen ( Acclimatised Residencies in Fuglenesdalen)
Address: Hvalrossveien 22, 25 og 27, 9600 Hammerfest
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Architect: Eilif Bjørge and Anne Brit Børve, sivilarkitekter MNAL
Client: The Norwegian State Housing Bank (Husbanken), Hammerfest branch
Construction System /
Materials:
Woodwork; timber frame
Building Type: Detached houses
Keywords: villa, climate adaptaion, woodwork, timber frame
Year of Construction: 1988-1989
This complex is situated in Fuglenesdalen, roughly 100 metres above the sea, on a terrain ridge with sparse vegetation, strong winds and excessive snowfall. It is very seldom that the snow lays still; instead large snowdrifts are formed alongside the buildings. These acclimatised residencies have low-rising cornices and a roof form that reduces climatic impact. This "drop form" with a low and sealed backside prevents any major accumulation of snow around and in towards the wall. A conscious positioning of entrances and garage openings ensures the obstruction of snow, something which otherwise could have posed a problem.

The Norwegian State Housing Bank (Husbanken) in Hammerfest took the initiative to develop the acclimatised requirements in this small housing estate. In order to illustrate good examples they built some of the residencies, but here they have had few followers.
Literature: Byggekunst 4/1989, pp. 256-259.
Martens, Johan-Ditlef: Århundrets norske boligprosjekter 1900-2000. Oslo 1999/2000, pp. 288-289
Publisher: The University of Tromsø, 29.06.2006
Author: I.H
Photographer: S.B.; O.B.H. 1989



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