The magnificent (and vertigo-inducing) Aurland Look Out

Posted in Architecture
By Sam Bathe on 13 Aug 2013

Giving a viewing platform to the beautiful surroundings of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordan, Norway, architect’s Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen‘s remarkable Aurland Look Out juts from the hillside with barely a perspex blockade at the other end, allowing visitors to take in the magnificent mountain vistas without distraction. “The landscape is so fantastic that it is difficult to improve the place, but at the same time very easy to destroy the atmosphere by inserting too many elements into the site,” they explain, with the structure reminiscent of a diving board, only this is one platform you definitely don’t want to be jumping off.

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