CharacteristicsHigh impact thermoplastic, translucent, ball-impact resistant, light-weight, high temperature resistance, anti-glare daylight, UV protection
Project: Outdoor light, studio and storage space
Contractors: Vink Norway AS
Location: Nesodden, Norway
Built: Completed in 2016
Manufacturers: Rodeca GmbH
Products Used: Translucent building elements - light-weight polycarbonate tongue and groove panels.
The story of the annex started when the outside light at the front door of the town house at Nesodden, Oslo, stopped working.
The result is a small structure consisting of 1) a studio space, 2) an LED bulb, and 3) a translucent west wall with a 9 m2 channel plastic as the new outdoor lighting source.
The existing storage room was turned into a new bathroom and the indoor studio/guest room was converted to a larger living room. The 15 m2 building is located on a narrow space north of the main entry to the house. The studio has a simple wooden construction and uses very few materials. The exterior cladding, roofing, and underside is film faced plywood, the west wall (the outside lamp) consists of Rodeca's translucent building elements, and the interior is covered with OSB (Oriented Strand Board).
The translucent wall facing west welcomes visitors with a soft luminous façade when it is dark. During daytime, the same translucent wall allows a warm natural light into the studio that shifts with every hour of the day.