Villa Grieg, Bergen, Norway

挪威卑爾根 葛利格別墅

Saunders Architecture

The setting for Villa Grieg could hardly be more seductive or enticing. The house sits upon the brow of a hill, overlooking the waters of Lake Nordås and its collection of small islands. Situated around fifteen minutes drive to the south of the city of Bergen, the neighbourhood has a semi-rural and almost bucolic quality, which comes partly from the wealth of woods and trees, but also the open views of a unique and picturesque landscape where hills and coastal inlets combine.



The enfilade of spaces begins with an open plan living space that combines the kitchen, dining area and family seating zone, arranged alongside a wall of floor to ceiling glass that slides back to form an open balcony facing the lake view to the west. Beyond this, on the north-western corner, there is a semi-sheltered veranda that sits within the outline of the building. Following the sequence of remaining spaces as they wrap around the open courtyard, there is a bedroom for the Grieg’s daughter plus a bathroom and guest bedroom. Beyond this, a television room on the north-eastern corner forms a natural buffer zone that helps protect the most private element of the house holding the spacious master suite, which includes not only a spacious bedroom but also the master bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe.



Alexander Grieg wanted to build a unique home for himself, his wife and teenage daughter, while also including an integrated recording studio. As such, the project is a live-work space with a subtle sense of separation between these two different realms. The only space on the ground floor of the villa, apart from a store room, is the music studio, which is set within a sculptural, sloping form that also holds the main entrance and the staircase. The stairs ascend this slope as they rise up towards the main living area and a long, horizontal band of glass frames a vista of the open landscape, which makes a striking impact as one steps into the private realm of the home.


The overall footprint of the house is intentionally and purposefully modest. Any impact upon the natural character of the site has been carefully minimised, with very little in the way of artificial landscaping, as well as the sensitive preservation of the existing trees and vegetation. Rather than any grading of the site, the steel-framed building adapts to the undulations of the existing topography and the character of the hillside itself.



Principal ArchitectsTodd SaundersPedro Léger PereiraAttila BéresPål StorsveenRicardo Coutinho

Structural EngineeringErling OlsenKonstruksjonsteknikk AS).Knut Rødland

ContractorMads Holm ByggProsjektering AS

Building Area306 

Principal MaterialsWoodSteel

Principal StructureWoodSteel

LocationBergen, Norway

PhotosIvar Kvaal

TextDominic Bradbury

CollatorChloe Su


主要建築師:陶德.桑德斯 佩德羅.萊熱.佩雷拉 阿提拉.貝雷斯 帕爾.斯托斯芬 裡卡多.庫蒂尼奧

結構工程:埃爾林.奧爾森(AS 建築工程) 克努特.羅德蘭

施工單位:麥茲霍姆建築公司.AS 建築工程

建築面積:306 平方公尺







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