Snorre Stinessen Malangen Family retreat
Malangen Family retreat is Platinum Design Award winner in 2017 - 2018 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Category.
Malangen Family retreat

The Malangen retreat explores in particular the values of the different activities in everyday life through the interaction between spaces and functions. Each function and activity have been organised in separate volumes which are connected by in-between spaces. These in-between spaces have a primary function of separating activities and spaces, but also symbolises a journey between each activity. The main goal of the design is to bring to light values that are often forgotten in a hectic life and also highlight the connection and respect to the nature around us.

Malangen Family retreat
Snorre Stinessen Malangen
Snorre Stinessen Family retreat
Snorre Stinessen design
Snorre Stinessen design
Snorre Stinessen

Stinessen Arkitektur is a small practice located in Tromsø, Northern Norway that have distinguished themselves with award winning projects that are focused on unique designs to meet the requirements of the Client as well as answering to the surrounding landscape/cityscape and it´s inherent challenges and qualities. The studio works on all aspects of the design from the building itself to landscaping, interior design and furniture design - with a holistic approach to all projects. Current projects range from apartment buildings to hotels and resorts, villas, cabins, product design, office and alpine skiing resort.

Private client

Client is a family of four people, with two small children. They are an active family with many leisure activities that had to be considered in the design process in particular with respect to organisation and layout of functions and spaces. They had a particular demand to be able to accommodate guests or family visiting for longer periods.