Nes kommune, Norway

Type: Comissioned project
Role: Architect

Team: Don Lawrence

stealth noun

1. cautious and surreptitious action or movement. "the silence and stealth of a hungry cat" synonyms: furtiveness, secretiveness, secrecy, surreptitiousness, sneakiness, slyness, covertness, stealthiness, clandestineness "what they could not accomplish by violence or chicanery they would have to accomplish by stealth"

2. (chiefly of aircraft) designed in accordance with technology which makes detection by radar or sonar difficult. "a stealth bomber"

This single family home is located in a suburban neighborhood in the Municipality of Nes, Norway. The area has strict conformity regulations requiring all the houses to have classic gable roof construction, with further restrictions regarding placement, heights, etc. The client, however wanted a building that would stand out from the ordinary and with a more contemporary expression. Though staying within the regulated boundaries, we used detailing and material choice to achieve the desired effect. We call it the Stealth House because it resembles a stealth aircraft, however is a bit ironic since it will probably be the least secretive or covert house on the block.