Aurora Lodge

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Villa
  • Company/Firm
    Snorre Stinessen Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Snorre Stinessen
  • Architect
    Snorre Stinessen Architecture
  • Interior Designer
    Snorre Stinessen Architecture
  • Hospitality
    Black Tomato Group
  • Construction Company
    Polar Life Haus
  • Location
    Lyngen, Norway
  • Project Date
    16th February 2021
  • Developer
    Lyngen Aurora AS

Located in the remote Lyngen Alps, this project is partly private retreat and a small lodge. Organized within a main structure comprising two units and terraces, a separate suite and a sauna across the creek. With respect for nature being the key inspirations for this project, the design endeavors to complement the site, with the main building stretching out across the natural plateau. High ceilings and seamless glass walls invite the sky and landscape into the building.
The concrete floor and terraces are an extension of the natural terrain. A simplistic A-frame design echoes a fundamental shelter; however here tilted back from the seaside to an angle where the roof is aligned with the surrounding terrain, to provide privacy on one side and panoramic views on the other. The main unit houses a fully independent communal living space, three bedrooms with private, en-suite bathrooms and two additional bedrooms with a large, shared bath in a lofted space. The northernmost unit houses the main kitchen and dining room, designed like a ‘winter garden’ observatory to provide fantastic views to both the close terrain at your feet or the long view across the sea to the horizon.