Snøhetta has been working with local, Norwegian entrepreneur Tom Bjarte Norland and Danish interior brand Vipp to develop a unique hotel on the edge of Lysefjorden on the Norwegian west coast.
The Bolder project consists of four cabins lifted over the ground designed to harmonize in the best possible way with the surrounding nature and blur the lines between being indoors and outdoors.
The project started in 2020. grew out of the desire to create an experience that is truly special and authentic, where nature plays a major part.
The four cabins, named: Stylten, Myra, Stjerna and Eldhuset are located on the edge of Lysefjorden. They are lifted above ground on large concrete pillars and have glass facades for guests to appreciate the natural surroundings from inside their private cabin and to bring the outdoors inside.
The goal was to create a total experience for the visitors - coming back to a cozy, warm wooden nest with a spectacular panoramic view of the ever-changing weather after a full day of hiking along the fjord.
Inside guests are left with the illusion of floating in the air on the cliff's edge. Inside the cabins, a minimalistic design ethos with furniture in natural and durable materials in earthy colors and organic textures was opted for in the interior design and styling.
Wood, marble, and leather are recurring materials of choice in the selection of furniture. In contrast, the concrete flooring on the lower level adds a roughness to a sensible décor.
Snøhetta chose to work with wood and concrete with aggregate from the actual site as the primary materials for the project. The trees that had to be taken down during the construction have been set aside to be re-used for other parts of the projects, and the granite that has been cut out of the ground has been used to make the concrete for the construction.