Badehus by Handegård Arkitektur: Modern Design with Traditional Twist

Aryo Sumbogo | Thursday, 15 September 2022

Badehus give the red, covered, and modest to this building, which means they want to provide the first impression to everyone who sees it from the road on the backside. However, Handegård Arkitektur realized this design looked more like a traditional Norwegian houseboat than a modern bathhouse.

Badehus by Handegård Arkitektur is a modern design with a traditional Norwegian twistBadehus by Handegård Arkitektur is a modern design with a traditional Norwegian twist.

Badehus rests on a galvanized steel frame consisting of two granite columns in the water and a concrete base at the back. This bathhouse stands with an arrangement of red-painted cladding and tin roofs as its façade. Badehus not only blends into the diversity of local cultures and histories but also creates assumptions about the twist: modern design still has a solid traditional touch.

From the road behind it, Badehus will look like a closed and modest buildingFrom the road behind it, Badehus will look like a closed and modest building.

Badehus stands on a galvanized steel frame structure with red-painted cladding and tin roofBadehus stands on a galvanized steel frame structure with red-painted cladding and a tin roof.

Handegård Arkitektur deliberately designed Badehus as a modern expression to avoid simple designs, especially on roof and wall surfaces. Even so, Badehus' design still adapts to the surrounding environment through the red color chosen to strengthen the volume experience while responding to the character of the surrounding buildings.

When the front door of Badehus was opened to face the seaWhen the front door of Badehus was opened to face the sea.

A line of wooden boards forms the outer wall of the bathhouseA line of wooden boards forms the outer wall of the bathhouse.

The red cladding boards that make up the outer wall of this building are installed with an inclination angle of 45 degrees. Therefore, this building appears covered from the outside, but visitors from the inside are open enough for the scenery. The visitors can realize these transparent acrylic panels that fill the gaps between the wooden boards.

Upon entering the interior, visitors will find the main room dominated by solid wood on the floor, back wall, and ceiling. Behind the back wall is a toilet with an entrance separate from the main room.

Badehus' tin roof is also painted red to further strengthen its volume experienceBadehus' tin roof is also painted red to further strengthen its volume experience.

There are transparent acrylic panels that fill the gap between each wooden boardThere are transparent acrylic panels that fill the gap between each wooden board.

Thus, the Badehus designed by Handegård Arkitektur can be a comfortable sanctuary with a wide sea view. Its modern design is also able to intersect with local cultural values. Through Badehus, visitors can experience a moment of staying in a traditional Norwegian houseboat.

View from the main room of Badehus towards the seaView from the main room of Badehus towards the sea,

The interior of the main room is dominated by solid wood on the floor, back wall, and ceilingThe interior of the main room is dominated by solid wood on the floor, back wall, and ceiling.

Site planSite plan.

 

Project Information

Office Name :
Handegård Arkitektur
Project Location :
Norway
Completion year :
2021
Photographer Name :
Carlos Rollan
Architecture| Hospitality Architecture|
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