House Sømme / Knut Hjeltnes

House Sømme / Knut Hjeltnes

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Oslo, Norway
  • Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012
  • Photographs Photographs:  Knut Hjeltnes
  • Design Team:Øystein Trondahl, Nils Ole Bae Brandtzæg, Nils Erik Hjorth Joneid, Sieglinde Muribø
  • City:Oslo
  • Country:Norway
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Oslo suburbia is full of big villa sites which is gradually being densified by building smaller houses in the garden. The Oslo building regulations, specially regarding restrictions in built area, makes this a challenging task.

Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes
Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

This specific project aims at taking full advantage of the excisting site qualites with a compact living space.

Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes
Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

Concrete is used to deal with the sloping terrain and the negotiation between private and open common space. A wooden floor is inserted into the middle floor volume to connect the spaces shared by the whole family with the green garden.

A more closed wooden box, clad in bamboo, contains the kids section, while the lower part of the house is a secluded area for the adults.


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Cite: "House Sømme / Knut Hjeltnes" 30 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/490022/house-somme-knut-hjeltnes> ISSN 0719-8884

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