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Square House Veierland / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

  • 00:00 - 17 June, 2013
Square House Veierland / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
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Text description provided by the architects. The house is situated in a pine wood on Veierland, a car-free island outside Nøtterøy in Vestfold. Perched on stilts above a rocky ridge it gently hovers in the woodland, leaving no footprint. This impression is further enhanced by a homogenous surface of dark wood, which gives the house an inconspicuous, almost muted character. It bespeaks serenity and inward orientation; a principle reflected further in its very rational layout. Functions are gathered in ‘batteries’, which leaves the rest of the indoor volume clarified and transparent. Made up of longitudinal blocks around a central open area, the house is oriented towards this centre, which in itself does not serve any function and therefore constitutes a serene, untouched locus.

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Huset er plassert i barskogen på Veierland, en bilfri øy utenfor Nøtterøy i Vestfold. Satt på søyler på en bergrygg, svever huset vagt over skogbunnen, uten å etterlate fotavtrykk. Dette inntrykket er videre understreket med en homogen overflate av mørkt tre, noe som gir huset et dempet uttrykk og gjør det nesten usynlig. Det signaliserer ro og har en innadvendt retning; et prinsipp som er tatt videre i boligens inndeling. Funksjonene er samlet i batterier som etterlater resten av volumet klart og oversiktlig. Sammensatt av langsgående blokker, er huset orientert mot et sentralt åpent område, som i seg selv ikke betjener noen funksjon, og utgjør derfor et rolig, urørt sted.

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Cite: "Square House Veierland / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter" 17 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/387731/square-house-veierland-reiulf-ramstad-arkitekter-as/> ISSN 0719-8884
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