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The simple and stunning Aurland Lookout was the result of a partnership between architects Todd Saunders (Saunders Architecture) and Tommie Wilhelmsen (Arkitekt Tommie Wilhelmsen). Located in Aurland, Norway, the lookout gracefully sweeps down into the landscape below. It also appears dangerous to visitors, implying that an attempt to get the best view could result in sliding to one's doom. Thankfully, a clear barrier separates visitors from taking the plunge, and simultaneously preserves the dramatic illusion. Saunders and Wilhelmsen won first prize to the invited competition in 2002 as part of a National program on tourist routes commissioned by the Norwegian Highway Department. Aurland Lookout was named the Year's Construction in 2006 at the Building Industry's annual gala.


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Comment by gizem büyüktürkoğlu on December 15, 2010 at 4:16pm

It would definitaly be exciting to stand out there! The view is facinating and the design doubles the heart-beat.

Comment by paul carline on December 14, 2010 at 2:14pm

wow!! what an amazing piece of design.. I would love to go and see that, its going on my 'to do' list.

Comment by Leo Choy on November 29, 2010 at 8:31am
looks disable and incomplete.
Comment by Yamuna Asokan on November 25, 2010 at 11:32am
Though the design looks cool .when Observed Close its Scary to me.....
Comment by pradipta seth on November 25, 2010 at 3:17am
i liked the flow of the element, it has got so much beauty, the view is awesome as shown in one of the images here but yes, one have to be very careful!
Comment by chethan vennal on November 25, 2010 at 2:59am
wat is this for ???????????????
Comment by safwat al-momani on November 24, 2010 at 12:04am
very bad its suicide
Comment by vivek pandit on November 23, 2010 at 7:27am
very nice.
Comment by smaag on November 23, 2010 at 1:37am
why this???????!!!!!!!!!!!
i dont like it

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