Two-in-One House

Two-in-One House

Architect
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Location
Ekeberglia, Bekkestua, Norway
Project Year
2017
Category
Private Houses
Ivar Kvaal

Two-in-One House

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter as Architects

The Two-in-One House is a calm piece of architecture resting on the steep and dynamic landscape of Ekeberglia in Oslo. Its slender and rectangular form is manifested at the top of the sloping landscape. From a concrete base, the building grows with a wooden clad body forming relation with the omnipresence of broadleaf trees surrounding the building and topped with a light glass structure.


The building provides inviting homes to two families, as well as an independent apartment. The main task was for the project to appear as a unify house despite its duality, and still ensure the privacy of both units. The ground floor integrates the main public functions of the homes and elegant windows frame the landscape scenery and invite nature into the building.


On the contrary, the first floor protects the intimacy of the families and provides a more introvert area, with windows subtly appearing behind the cedar cladding. Den svært utfordrende tomten ligger i enden av en blindvei i et etablert villaområde med blandet bebyggelse fra 1950 og fremover. Tomtens topografi og begrensninger fordret et geometrisk klart og enkelt bygg som samler de to boenhetene i et enhetlig volum.


Bygget ligger på kanten av skråningen under et høydedrag som skaper en klar henvendelse mot sørvest. Begge enhetene har et sjenerøst og funksjonelt hovedplan med alle oppholdsfunksjoner, og utgang til separate haveanlegg med gode solforhold i sørvest.


Material Used:

1. Facade Cladding – Cedar tree
2. Concrete
3. Glass

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