Some architects get the chance – and do not lack the talent – to create the very special place: Juvet, a hotel based on the principles of geotourism, is characterized by modern architecture in the stunning rough Norwegian landscape. In addition to an old farmhouse ten detached ‘rooms’ were set up carefully in the landscape. Each ‘room’ offers a different, and therefore, unique view of the landscape. Jensen and Skodvin architects respectfully deal with topography or existing building stock. Their buildings are critical statements in a discussion of the relevance of architecture and its inherent questions for a change in architectural practice.
Two other projects designed by Jensen & Skodvin are nominated for the 2009 Mies van der Rohe Award for Architecture: Thermal Bath in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria and Viewing Platform, Gudbrandsjuvet, Norway.