Writers cottage

Location : Asker, Norway
Building type : Cottage
Client : Cecilie Enger
Size : 16m²
Schedule : Finished 2008
Consultants : Gunnar Johansson
Primary architects : Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg


The boundaries, the height lines of the terrain and an underground pipeline, define the geometry of the plan. The building is divided: First one steps into a garden without any green, from here you can enter the indoor space. The garden and the indoor space define a small world together, separated form the surrounding family life.  Openings are carefully set to allow for views and light without possibility to look directly in from the outside. A large sun screen gives a necessary shade while working on the computer in the morning hours.