House Ims

House Ims

Architect
Trodahl Arkitekter
Location
Norway
Project Year
2012
Category
Private Houses

House Ims

Trodahl Arkitekter as Architects

Main house on the farm. The house was completely rebuilt into a catalog house in 1980, otherwise in habitable condition. Built originally as a Jærhus. A typical traditional historic house from this region in Norway. ( In Norway it is now required by law that the old Jærhus is preserved and rehabilitated if the owner wants to do any changes.) Characteristic for "Jæhus" is the low shedded roof (called skut in norwegion) on the gables of the house. The house had clear marks after these roofs on one side.


The farmer needed a place to change boots and clothes, so the "skut" were re-established for use as a rough entrance and laundry room. By checking marks in the old wodden log structure, it was possible to understand the placement and dimension of the original windows. The renovation focuses on staying true to the "jærhus" principles both in facade design and interior partitions. The family needed a larger livingspsace, which was arrranged in the new volume wich contians a modern kitchen, living room, and dining area.


Materials: Planed timber cladding. Hand-forged nails was used to attach cladding to the original house.

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