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Guess the Architecture for 5/15/2018

Posted May 15, 2018 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Can you guess this week's building?

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05/16/2018 11:23 AM

You mean this one?

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05/17/2018 10:37 AM

These are cabins at a Norwegian camp. Designed by the notorious Norwegian nutball Snorre Stinessen .

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05/17/2018 10:39 AM

Keywords were cantilevered house. Better keywords were Norwegian cantilevered cabin.

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05/17/2018 1:32 PM

They just look out of place in a maritime environment to my curmudgeonly eyes steeped in New England traditions.

Nice find, by the way.

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05/17/2018 1:43 PM

So it doesn't remind you of Aunt Josephines place in "A Series of Unfortunate Events"?

I though all New England shanties were built overhanging a cliff edge over the water.

Then ther is the widows walk. Send the hubby out the back door and she's a widow.

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05/17/2018 5:29 AM

So where's it at?

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05/17/2018 5:48 AM

Using the Chrome browser:-

Right click on the picture then choose "search google for this image".

If using IE or other browser:-

Right click on the picture then choose "save image to file";

Open a new tab and select images (top rightish);

In the search bar select the little camera: "search by image";

Select "upload an imge", then, "choose file";

Browse to the picture you saved, and, double click:-

(On second thoughts just get chrome.)

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05/17/2018 11:05 AM

Thanks Randall. Works OK using Mozilla also.

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05/25/2018 11:47 AM

Jpfalt correctly guessed May 15th’s building — or should I say buildings. The Manshausen Island Resort consists of four cabins designed by Snorre Stinessen and a main house originally constructed in the 1800s. Three of the four cabins are perched atop an old stone jetty, while the fourth is “situated above the others on a natural ledge in the terrain.”

Each of three cantilevered “sea cabins” were oriented to maximize the “individual panoramic views” and maintain “privacy for the guests.” The architect’s description on ArchDaily describes the glass construction that allows for those panoramic views:

“The glazing is custom made for the project and the large glasses are glued to the outside of the construction to ensure a smooth surface towards the winds (that may be severe at times) and to allow for unobstructed views of the nature and the elements outside.”

By mid-June 2018, the island is expected to have three more units available at Manshausen, also designed by Stinessen.

Image Source: Siggen Stinessen and Steve King/Stinessen Arkitektur

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