Villa Hesthagen / Reiulf Ramstad Architects


Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Oslo Norway
Location: Asker, Oslo,
Project team: Reiulf D Ramstad, Espen Surnevik, Anja Strandskogen
Client: Private
Civil Engineer: Egil A Oliver Engineering AS, MRIF
Interior: , Oslo Norway
Landscape: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Norway
Constructed Area: 350 sqm
Design year: 2007-2008
Construction year: 2008
Photographs: Reiulf Ramstad Architects

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This 350 sqm single family residence is located in Asker outside Oslo. The site is secluded and faces towards a field. The house is placed on a slope with an entrance from the back side. Main entry for the house on the second floor where childrens bedrooms and the garage are located. The double-volume living area on the ground floor is specially designed to accommodate the owner’s grand piano and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The house is clad in Siberian pine which will acquire a grey patina over time.


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Cite: "Villa Hesthagen / Reiulf Ramstad Architects" 16 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Haresh

    Good box on the hugely open site. I was thinking why just a rectangular box there is lots of shape in geometry

  • Sonic

    love it!

  • Pedro

    Haresh, i don’t really get your comment…why not a rectangular box?a non regular shaped form is a best option for start just because??
    Architecture is not the quest for originality.

  • tropicalismo360

    ditto – no blobs req

  • Dufusoir

    I agree with pedro. If a simple box has the solutions needed, then i don`t see any point in making complicated things just for eye candy.

  • jw

    it’s true. some designers these days just go for that shock factor. i feel that simplicity can be just as “complicated”– it is the discipline to restrain from creating wasteful space and things— and starting from what is necessary.

    i feel the photography isn’t really telling the complete story here… especially in those interior shots.