Dark brick cladding contrasts with the pale wood and plasterboard interior of this property in Oslo by nearby architecture workplace Narud Stokke Wiig .
Villa Wot was designed by Narud Stokke Wiig for a household of 5 and developed in the backyard of an present home that has been in the loved ones for generations.
The plot in the Tåsen neighbourhood to the north of the city centre is surrounded by traditional timber-clad homes from the 1930s, which the design aim to evoke with its simple kind.
“In reverence to the surrounding buildings, the residence was offered a simple cubic geometry,” the architects stated. “We aimed to develop a compact, sound and restrained stone volume, solidly rooted to the ground.”
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Rather than replicating the vertical timber cladding of the neighbouring properties, the use of brick for the house’s exterior surfaces offers a modern textural detail.
“In buy to emphasise the massiveness of the dwelling, we chose brick cladding, which was laid with unusually narrow mortar joints recessed from the face of the brick in order to give the impression of a dry stacked facade,” the architects added.
The facades are interrupted by rectangular openings with minimal frames, which are positioned to optimise daylight levels across the ground floor, 1st floor and basement amounts.
The arrangement of the windows also creates a assortment of views from the diverse interior spaces, whilst maintaining a degree of privacy.
A skylight over the staircase permits all-natural light to permeate via the open risers. A residing area and a bedroom in the basement are illuminated by one more lightwell positioned to the side of the creating, which permits light from ground level in by means of large windows.
Untreated spruce wood utilized for the staircase and flooring all through the interior is complemented by raw concrete and plasterboard to develop a calm, muted surroundings.
Concrete is also utilized to form a quick set of measures leading to a wooden front door, and the frame of the adjacent lightwell.
Rules identifying minimum distances to the street and neighbouring properties dictated the house’s place on the internet site.
Available room at the front and rear was used to accommodate terraces created from irregular stone paving slabs.
Photography is by Einar Aslaksen.
Undertaking manager: Gudmund Stenseth
Layout team: Gudmund Stenseth, Tore Schjetlein, Tiffany Otis, Luis Santos
Basement floor prepare Ground floor strategy 1st floor prepare Section a single Part two Area 3 Segment 4 Dezeen