Blending into its surrounding context, this small structure by Handegård Arkitektur resembles a traditional Norwegian boathouse while revealing a modern twist.
While the red-painted cladding, tin roof and supporting granite columns blend with the surrounding traditional boathouses, upon closer inspection details reveal an expressive departure. In particular, several of the cladding boards are angled, closing the building towards the back and opening towards the front. Visitors upon entry feel sheltered from the elements while also experiencing a unique visual connection with the sea.
The bathhouse rests on a galvanized steel frame that stands on two granite columns and a concrete plinth at the rear. Inside, the material palette features solid wooden floors and ceilings. In the main room, traditional studwork has been removed and replaced by thicker wooden cladding angled 45 ° that support the roof. Narrow transparent acrylic panels are mounted between each wooden panel.