The 2,000 feet famous Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) overhanging the Lysefjorden Fjord in Ryfylke, Norway might allow daredevil visitors the chance to literally stay on the edge. The Istanbul-based architects Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio has designed a guesthouse climbing down from the top of the Pulpit Rock that includes a cantilevered glass swimming pool. This jaw-dropping boutique hotel designed for Norway might however ending up being an architect’s dream only.
The studio wanted to create a small hotel being a natural part of the rock calling it the Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel. The five-story boutique hotel will be accessible via a “rooftop entrance” doubling as a towering observation deck.
Jaw-dropping Boutique Hotel Designed for Norway
The project is characterized with undulating balconies that are shaped according to the form of the rock. The hotel will only have nine rooms and one restaurant and café. “Preikestolen has been one of the most exciting places to me through the years. One day a friend of mine sent me photos of ‘the rock’ she captured during her Norway trip,” explained the studio’s founder Hayri Atak.
So far, there is no information about the length of the pool cantilevering from the rock, but if built, the boutique hotel seems to offer amazing views over fjords and the Norwegian mountains. “Even though I wasn’t there,” says Atak, “I experienced the adrenaline of being on the edge.”
Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio
Interior architect Hayri Atak was born in Eskişehir. Atak established his Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio in 2017 in Istanbul. He has received awards from many design competitions during his academic and professional life, both as an individual and a group.
The design studio’s visuals imagine the entrance to the hotel on top of the cliff, which has a naturally flat surface. This would also double as a giant public viewing platform. Atak has experience in a wide scope of interior and architectural projects including hotel design, cafe/restaurant design, store concept design, villa design, clinical design, housing design and facade design.
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It must, however, be emphasized that this incredible hotel project is still very much in the early stages.
Jaw-dropping Boutique Hotel Designed for Norway, written by Tor Kjolberg