Budget Breakdown: In Norway, a $91K Garden Studio Teeters Atop a Boulder

“It’s like a child’s drawing of a house,” says a-works founder Cristian Stefanescu—but the ADU’s magic trick took a ton of engineering to pull off.

Kristoffer Jul-Larsen and Synnøve Marie Vik, a Norwegian couple with two young children, had long dreamed of building a small shed to serve as an additional workspace in their garden in Bergen, Norway. Synnøve shared this dream with architect Cristian Stefanescu, founder of a-works, while they were developing a project for the cultural institution she worked for—and he jumped at the chance to be involved. 

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Mandi Keighran
Design and travel writer based in London.


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