Design TeamØystein Trondahl, Nils Ole Bae Brandtzæg, Nils Erik Hjorth Joneid, Sieglinde Muribø
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.
This specific project aims at taking full advantage of the excisting site qualites with a compact living space.
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.