The penthouse apartment is situated on the top floor of a historic building in the city of Stavanger. The building is set beside a beautiful open parkland with beech and chestnut trees.
The apartment has floor to ceiling windows that help blur the line between interior and exterior. The ever-changing weather, from dramatic storms raging in the North Sea, to the golden autumn sun, have guided the planning and informed various decisions throughout the design process. The apartment is part of the natural environment whilst simultaneously contrasting the challenging nordic climate by creating a warm, comfortable interior.
My client desired an inviting and open space with the inclusion of luxurious elements that he has acquired whilst traveling the world.
With this brief in mind, I orientated the interior with views over the landscape to create the feeling of openness. Nothing is placed in front of the windows so that as much light as possible can filter through the apartment.
The color palette is neutral with numerous warm greys throughout. I have used a lot of timber to strengthen the natural, warm expression contrasting it with the luxury of Italian marble and stone. The materials have different textures and surfaces that allow the light to reflect the changing mood throughout the day depending on how the light falls within the space.
The open living space, organized around a grand fireplace, functions as a wonderful place to invite family and friends.