Juvet Landscape Hotel

In this modern era, there are so many creations of amazing hotel concept that we can find out there. Each of those hotel has its own design character, the character that mostly able to make people amaze with its beauty. There are some incredible hotel designs that will continuously amaze everybody who sees it and one of those hotels is Juvet Landscape Hotel. This stunning hotel design is designed by Jensen and Skodvin and this lovely hotel is located in an extraordinary location of Burtigard, Norway, in the middle of a forest, isn’t that amazing?

The hotel concept architecture are all about creating something different. There are only few hotels in the world that has natural concept like this awesome hotel design.


AI Artificial Intelligence – subject which is impressing and fascinating me for several months, excelent blog post on this subject and pics from recently seen movie Ex Machina:



Good movie and as a bonus such a eye candy for all interior fans! Breathtaking nature and interiors.


If you were a billionaire genius creating a robot with artificial intelligence, a startlingly modern hideaway in the middle of a remote wilderness wouldn’t be a bad place to carry out your project.
Writer and director Alex Garland set his stunning new film, Ex Machina, in the wilds of Alaska, but filming took place in Norway’s Valldal valley. Of the dramatic Norwegian location, he has said: “We knew that if we found a spectacular landscape it would provide a lot of the power of the guy. If he owns this landscape, he must be spectacular too.”
No less spectacular is the Juvet Landscape Hotel, which stands in for CEO Nathan’s Alaskan mountain retreat, along with a neighbouring private residence. It is here that protagonist Caleb, a computer coder, wins the chance to spend a week at the home of his boss to carry out a Turing Test on the robot.
Designed by Norwegian architects Jensen and Skodvin and opened five years ago, Juvet Landscape Hotel has won plaudits for its organic simplicity, modern design and tranquil setting. It was built as part of a government initiative to develop 18 National Tourist Routes throughout Norway that would improve infrastructure and introduce modern architecture – viewpoints, rest stops and accommodation – to highlight the country’s dramatic landscapes.
Standing inside Juvet’s concrete and glass cabins, you are so close to nature that you can almost reach out and touch the delicate lichen clinging to the branches. The structures have been slotted into the landscape so as to feel that they have crept in overnight to sit quietly, observing their surroundings.
The outdoor hot tub, glass walled steam room and relaxation area provide a sublime setting to unwind after a day’s exertions, while enjoying commanding views of the valley. Meals are eaten communally on a long table in an old red barn. The menu relies on local ingredients, such as bread baked by a 97-year-old lady and fruit grown on the shores of the nearby Norddals fjord.




Juvet Landscape Hotel – a meeting between raw Norwegian nature, cultural history and modern architecture.
The first landscape hotel in Europe is situated in the farmyard of Burtigarden farm at Alstad in Valldal, on a steep, natural levee in between birch, osp, pine and age-old boulders.
In this little village in rural Norway, modern architecture encounters the natural and cultural landscape – and shows that the modern and innovative can go hand in hand with local building traditions and good, old-fashioned handicrafts.

The hotel consists of eleven individual and unique rooms that are spread out in the landscape. In addition, it is possible to stay in the old houses on the farm – the mill house, the shed and the old farmhouse – while food serving takes place in the old barn. The idea of a landscape hotel emerged as an opportunity to exploit breathtaking scenery with minimal intervention, allowing locations which would otherwise be prohibited for reasons of conservation. The Hotel is located at Valldal, near the town of Åndalsnes in north-western Norway. Passing tourists are attracted by a spectacular waterfall in a deep gorge near the road, «Gudbrandsjuvet».

Sustainability: the site for the hotel is a nature reserve. After extensive negotiations with conservation authorities, permission was eventually granted for a plan allowing a maximum of 28 rooms to be built without the need for rock blasting or changing the terrain. All the rooms have slightly different designs, as a result of local topographical needs and position of trees, and to maximize the requirements for privacy and the best possible views.

The architects aimed to create a landscape hotel that blended in with the natural environment. The result is small «cubes» on stilts, with glass walls giving a splendid view of the river, valley, the courtyard or the gorge below.
No two rooms are alike, but all the rooms have dark interior to avoid taking attention away from the scenery.

The house resemble «bird nesting boxes» airily placed in the steep slopes above the other landscape rooms.The rooms are not any bigger than 8 metres squared in total, but have a good bed, a small sofa bench, a shower and a toilet. No room looks into another so the rooms are experienced as private even though curtains are not used.

The interior is light and pleasant, with large windows to let nature in. Smaller windows provide surprising views of the world outside. From the bed, you can look out on the mountainside, just centimetres away.

The spa area is in dark concrete, the whole front is a 15 meter long glass sheet facing the river which winds its way up under Juvet.



The emphasis is placed firmly upon awareness of the stunning surrounding environment, with each room sited and designed to maximise privacy whilst affording uninterrupted panoramic views.


Nearest airport is in Alesund, it is a sea port, and is noted for its unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture. An architectural anomaly as a result of being almost entirely destroyed in a fire in 1904. Several young architects, returning from their studies in Europe, rebuilt the town in the Continent’s popular Art Nouveau style, interpreted in a pared-back Scandinavian way and embellished with Viking motifs. Rather like Juvet, it was a daring addition to this dramatic landscape, previously populated with simple wooden structures. Now Unesco-listed, it also proves how modern architecture can stand the test of time.


Ålesund is beautifully situated amid the fjords of Western Norway. Somehow remind the green hills and coves Ålesund of Rio de Janeiro.