CompanyStinessen Arkitektur
Lead DesignerSnorre Stinessen
CreditsSteve King, Siggen Stinessen
Prize(s)2nd Place in Other Architectural Designs / Other Architectural designs
Entry Description

The cabin reflects two very different situations and the natural terrain, which is evident in the conceptual layout where the higher part of the cabin closing itself to some neighbours in the west and opens towards the ridge and close terrain on the eastern side. The front end of the cabin opens up to the magnificent views of dramatic mountains in the south and the fiord to the west. To contrast the exposure to the panoramic views this part of the cabin closes on the opposite north. The two volumes are slightly offset to provide for sheltered outdoor areas and views from various rooms.


At Stinessen we develop projects that are conscious of our surroundings and the people inhabiting the spaces we create. Interest, respect and curiosity are keywords to our processes.

We provide a full range of services from architecture to interior and furniture design. Our projects and products are tailor made and we seek close interaction and deliver a dedicated service to our clients.

Awards and Prize

German Design Award
WAN Commercial Award
Iconic Awards winner: Best of Best in Architecture
Shortlisted LEAF Awards
Nominated WIN Hotels Award
Biennale di Venezia 2016: Part of Nordic pavilion
A+ Award winner: Hotels & Resorts
A+ Award winner: Architecture + Glass
A+ Award winner: Architecture + Cantilever (j)
A+ Award winner: Architecture + Cantilever (p)
A+ Award Special Mention: Residential – private house
Wallpaper Design Award: Best Retreat
Nominated for WAN Small Spaces Award
American Architecture Prize winner: Architecture – Hospitality
American Architecture Prize winner: Interior Design – Hospitality
A´ Design Award Winner: Platinum (1st Place)
International Design Awards Architecture of Year Winner: Architecture
International Design Awards Gold Winner: Architecture – New Commercial Building
International Design Awards Gold Winner: Architecture – Conceptual
International Design Awards Gold Winner: Architecture – Other Architectural Designs
Architecture Awards – Corporate LiveWire: Architecture Firm of the Year 2017
Interior Design Best of Year Winner
German Design Award Winner - Retail Architecture
American Architecture Prize Winner – Hospitality Architecture
European Property Award Winner