Oslo-based architecture studios Koreo and Kolab, collaborated to transform this old boathouse into a family’s summer residence. Located in a small village called Vikebygd, Norway, the house was originally built for storing fishing boats and nets. However, nowadays, when fishing industry in Norway is declining, these boathouses are being converted into living spaces. Architects maintained the old structure with a symmetrical pitcehd roof and large front doors. But they lengthen the building almost twice and changed the facade by covering it with pine slats and transparent polycarbonate plastic. In order to blend the windows into facade, architects applied the same transparent polycarbonate plastic under the pine slats. Inside, the new space is slightly raised above. Also, both new and old spaces are separated by a wood-burning stove, plastered in blue.
Photos by Mattias Josefsson