Landscape Hotel

Is it me, or on 99.9% of commercial and hospitality construction projects, the landscape is the last thing to be considered? I have no expectation that the landscape would be first (though sometimes it should be) but at least not the piece that the contractors are trying to scrape together a budget for before they leave the site……. So I find this Concept hotel refreshing.
It is all about the Landscape. Right from the beginning.

This is the design of Norwegian architectural firm Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor (JSA). Each room is a detached building with one or two of the walls constructed in glass. The hilly Norwegian landscape in which these rooms are placed is considered spectacularly beautiful. No rooms look at each other and each is given it’s own dramatic piece of landscape with weather, time and seasons constantly changing the view. I really like how you can see that the landscape really becomes part of the interior decoration.
Gudbrandsjuvet, Norway, Landscape Hotel
Gudbrandsjuvet, Norway, Landscape Hotel

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. linda on November 13, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Wow, what an awesome building and landscape. You have a very nice blog!

  2. lisa polo on November 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I really love this. It reminds me of Falling Water which is on my Top 5 “Places That I Love To Be” list.

  3. kristie larsen on November 20, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    these pictures are absolutely amazing and inspiring. I want to live there… forever.

  4. Hilary on November 21, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Now that is a place I would love to be someday!

  5. Kari Lønning on December 9, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    I had to see more, maybe others do too —
    You can click on the “projects” and find the hotel. The links are amazing though mostly in Norwegian. The graphics are wonderful!

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