HOUSE FOR SISTER AND BROTHER
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