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House for Sister & Brother

Oslo, Norway


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 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.

Section Landscape

Situation Plan

Fasade South

Section East/West

Section North/South

Typology:  Villa

Location:  Oslo, Norway

Year:  2012

Status:  Commission, Completed

Size:  550 m2

Client:  Private

Collaborators:  3T Bygg AS, Rombach Nur-Holz

Photos: Ivan Brody and Andreas Erikson

Team:  Mathias Nill, Marit Justine Haugen, Dan Zohar

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