Traditionally the Norwegian boathouse (naust) was a place for the family to store their boat and fishing equipment. The Naust på Aure is located in Møre og Romsdal county, a remote area of Norway. Originally there was an old naust at the site which had to be torn down because of its bad condition. The distinct qualities of the old naust became key aspects when designing the new building.
The extreme climate in the coastal areas of Norway calls for a durable and weatherproof cladding. Kebony wood has proven to withstand winter storms without using toxic chemicals in the impregnation process. The material fits well with the owners wish for a low-maintenance building.