Oslotre, a Norwegian architect firm and specialist in timber construction, has carefully designed a charming Bath House on the beautiful island of Hankø off Fredrikstad. The Bath House, affectionately described by the owner as a ‘hidden gem’, was built to blend seamlessly into the surroundings without taking away from the existing house, a Norwegian prefab log cabin which was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle de 1889.
Kebony was fitted for both the decked walkway which has been installed to connect the Bath House with the original log cabin, and exterior façade of the Bath House. The wood gives the project a natural yet distinctive appearance. Sustainability was an integral element of this design and Kebony’s impressive environmental credentials met the requirements of the architects and the owners.
Jørgen Tycho, lead architect at Oslotre, commented: “Sustainability and durability are important factors in all of our designs. Kebony has proved to be an ideal exterior material for this build transforming an unused space into a haven of tranquillity. I am looking forward to using Kebony again and would be delighted to recommend this high quality material to fellow architects.”