Pulpit Rock Mountain Lodge / Helen & Hard

Architects: Helen & Hard
Location: Strand, Norway
Photographs: Erieta Attali, Courtesy of Helen & Hard

Shaped in dialogue with the landscape, the lodge consists of a folded roof and a bearing rib structure, built from prefabricated massive timber elements called Holz100. The elements are made with layered planks in different directions joined using beech dowels producing a strong bond without glue. We explored how to make the ribs strong enough to support the wide span over the public spaces. The answer was to turn the build-up of the elements inside out, thereby changing the entire geometry of the room.