Villa Hovland is an extension to a 400-year-old log house in Luster by the Sognefjord. The log house was rehabilitated and supplemented with a modern CLT construction, thus all building materials are in wood: CLT/Logs as primary construction, wood fiber insulation, and white-painted hearth pine from Alvdal as exterior cladding.  In this way we continue an old Norwegian building tradition using materials found today.

The extension was the winning result of a private architectural competition. The decisive concept was to use the dimensions from the old log house and continue these in the extension. The width and height of the log house gave the dimensions for the first floor of the new building, placed at a 90 degree angle. Then, the same dimensions were used to form the second floor of the building, placed perpendicular with the CLT walls acting as a beam to create a 5,5 meter cantilevered roofed space above the terrace.

Building category:
Family house
Project size:
300 m2
Environmental performance:
52 tonnes of CO2 equivalents stored in the building structure. Use of non-toxic materials. Untreated wood. Pure timber construction. Natural ventilation.
Material use:
CLT loadbearing structure clad with aspen, woodfiber insulation, whitepainted pine heartwood facade. Dinesen pine floor. Microcement in bathroom.
Delivery from Oslotre:
Architectural design + CLT delivery and assembly