The red house is designed as a repetitive building kit of insulated concrete elements. The load-bearing elements are arranged independently of the inner walls, providing the clients with a generous house that can be adapted to changing needs. The rational construction made it possible for the clients to do large parts of the construction themselves. Housing prices in Norway are high and there are few alternatives to the standardised housing market. As architects we wish to contribute to different forms of living; co-operative housing, self-built housing, intergenerational housing, and other home-sharing arrangements. In Lillehammer, we have a built project intended for a three-generation family. Due to a relatively large programme and a limited budget, the economy became an important factor. We needed to find solutions that were affordable and that would suit the intended use.
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