"Sommerhage" brings new life back to a Norwegian vernacular house, maintaining the original language of the building while introducing a subtle warm and contemporary atmosphere connecting it to its suburban landscape.  The patio is optimized not only for its position in accordance with its view, but the sun path and heat regulation. Being located in Norway, infrared heaters were installed to extend the usage of the patio while reducing the cost of outdoor heaters during colder weather. 


The main material for the decking is hand-cut local slate and wood in order to extend the originality of the house. Polished concrete was introduced as new material as it is low in maintenance and can tolerate high differences in temperature. It also gives a nice contrast to the painted concrete supporting wall.

Category: Residental, Patio, Scandinavian garden


Year: 2013


Type: Patio


Status: Finished, built