Like a colourful puzzle, that's how Bergen rooftops appear in front of us. A city known for a explosion of colours that breaks out of the cold image we may have of Norway. Do you still think it is not an lively trip for spring or summer?
What I'm thinking.....Single storey rear extension? this is a great example of how you can use your space. Seperate your kitchen area, but still keep it "open plan" for informal feeling with space for zoning of dining area. large velux windows and floor to ceiling concertina doors brings the outdoors in for those breezy summer days :) Simple. Love.
great passive solar design- I would plant row of deciduous trees in front of glass so that in the winter that could act as a giant trombe wall but be shaded to keep it cool in the summer. Trees that max out at 2 stories would allow south face 3rd level roof to accommodate panels!