Triangle House / JVA

Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
Location: Nesodden, Norway
Client: Heidi Gaupseth og Geir Kløver
Year of Design: 2004-2005
Year of Construction: 2005-2006
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs
Collaborators: Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Roar Lund-Johnsen
Structure: Siv.Ing. Otto Bjørgum MRIF
Contractor: Torgeir Brune Bygg og tømrermester
Constructed Area: 360 sqm
Photographs: Ivan Brodey

This house is situated with views towards the sea between the branches of the surrounding pine-forest. The permitted aerial building lines define the plan and even the heights of the roofline.

While the exterior views are singularly framed by the window openings, closely related to individual spaces, the interior is treated in a more fluent way with overlapping sequences of space and light in section and plan. This duality of focal and flow is the theme of the building.

The exterior cladding of wooden panels is related to guideline of the window openings.
The interior is clad with OSB-boards, the floors are cast in concrete and partly covered with sisal mats.
The bathrooms are paneled with brushed aluminum panes and mirrors.

A vast collection of books will cover the walls and soften the acoustics. The owners claim that they sleep very well in this house.

Cite: "Triangle House / JVA" 21 Jul 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Sep 2014. <>


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    How can one ever have the guts even to present so ugly interiors. It horrible. I pity the clients. I advise the to cover the walls with some fabric or paper.

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      and very awkward impractical use of bookshelf that looks over library (?) starting on the first storey without a ladder insight.

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