Villa Korsmo / Huus og Heim Arkitektur

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Villa Korsmo is a single family house designed for a couple at just outside Oslo. It’s situated on a beautiful plot, characterized by natural vegetaion, pine trees and rugged terrain. The main idea for the project was to make a house that could connect the two sides of the plot, which is divided by a natural height in the terrain. More images and architect’s description after the break.

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The plot itself is narrow in one direction but long and hilly in the east-west direction. The building adapts to this, with it’s curved plan following the contour lines of the terrain around a hilltop.

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Both gable walls have semi-outdoor spaces facing south-east an south-west. Here, most of the sunlight lets into the building through glazing facades. First through a double hight space, further into double stories living spaces. To the west, the house is cantilevering creating a covered entrance to the parking area on the ground floor. To the east where living room and kitchen is situated the sun conditions is better and you have a better view to the surrounding landscape.

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The house has a roof pitch of sixty degrees bringing the volume of the building down and the cornice low. At the same time it creates a almost complete second floor containing bedroom, bathroom, living room and storage possibilities. The facades and roof are coated with the same natural impregnated pine boards making the surface dark, contrasting the light interior of the house.

Architects: Huusog Heim Arkitektur AS
Location: Nesodden, Norway
Credits: Aslak Haanshuus, Børge Opheim
Client: Family Berg Korsmo
Project Area: 200 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Renders: Huus og Heim Arkitektur AS

Cite: King, Victoria. "Villa Korsmo / Huus og Heim Arkitektur" 30 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>