How can spatial nuances meet a variety of family relations? 

Private commission, Oslo

Status: Completed 2012

Size: 550 sq

Architect: Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter AS

Team: Marit Justine Haugen, Mathias Nill, Dan Zohar

Contractor: 3T Bygg AS

Solid Timber Manufacturer: Rombach Nur-Holz

Mounting: Montasje AS

Two nearly identical, low-energy solid-timber houses, are erected side by side and share a common back garden with an existing house. The overall aim of this projects is to provide the best response for the accommodation of three families' lives, their wishes and needs at a common site.

The volumes orientation is to enable maximum sunlight and various degree of privacy. The volumes follow the sloping terrain, allowing variation in the outdoor spaces. Inside, it is sought to give maximum contact with the backyard and offer opportunities for varied use of the zones.

The compact building volumes are performed in solid timber without any glue, screws or nails. (Rombach Nur-Holz). It is a diffusion open construction and with overall focus on environmentally friendly materials. A combination of Geothermal heat pump, balanced ventilation and high percent heat recovery is responsible for the heating and a low energy consumption.


Photos: Ivan Brody and Andreas Erikson





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