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Roggeloukta, Elvenes, 9046 Oteren
The holiday home at Roggeluokta is situated outermost on a foreland in the fjord Storfjord, in an open and largely contoured landscape, exposed to the elements. The building is located at the transitional point between an old beach terrace and a steep incline that slopes downwards to the current sea level. It is partially buried in the ground, and along the sides there are recessed sections which provide a sheltered outdoor area on this otherwise windswept site. Situated alongside the terrain are the bedrooms. On the opposite end is the living room, which has a continuous window band on three sides and a magnificent view overlooking the fjord and mountains.

The traditional motifs and materials used on the boathouses and outbuildings in the area are recognised on the holiday home - such as the natural stone wall, wooden panelling on the walls and ceiling, along with the simple rectangular form, capped by a saddle roof - but everything is assembled in a new way.

The landscape and weather are dramatically correspondent and are viewed as an attraction. The architecture is subordinate and constitutes this relationship.

Year of construction



Tord Kvien, Sivilarkitekt MNAL


Marit and Asbjørn Kvien

Building Type

Holiday home

Construction System / Materials

Leca brick
stanchion-type walls
roof supports
natural stone walls
iron vitriol treated panelling

Prizes / Recognition

Has been on display on the exhibition


holiday home
leca brick
roof truss
natural stone wall
ribbon window


Detail, 3/2001.

Bauwelt, 1-2/2001.

HYTTE, Gyldendal 2003.

Hytteliv, 1/2000.


Fritidshus ved Roggeluokta
Fritidshus ved Roggeluokta
Fritidshus ved Roggeluokta
Fritidshus ved Roggeluokta
Fritidshus ved Roggeluokta