View from the kitchen.
Copper on the wall
Detached house in Oslo of 333 sqm designed by R21 Architects, r21. no. The house consists of three floors, parts of the lower floor are rented out.
An original residence with unprecedented material mix while being timeless and lasting. Emphasis has been placed on the relationship between the outside and the interior.
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In addition, it gives its house its character.
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Bonytt has visited a building covered with gray bricks and copper.
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Copper on the wall
– Quality and Duration, exclaiming Hans Christan Birkeland as we meet him outside the green copper-clad building.
He bought the house that is high in the back of Oslo a couple of years ago. Next to is a twin house, and both stand out with green oxidized copper in front and gray-black brick around.
The house strikes back in the sloping terrain, and the cladding takes up the colors of the surroundings.
Someone will probably stop below and wonder about the untraditional material usage. And it was precisely the materials that convinced Birkeland.
– The plot itself has a unique quality, and duration is consistent throughout the idea of the house. It has maintenance-free copper to the west, where the sun shines straight on and the wind tears the most. The house can be left untouched for a hundred years, if not more.
From the terraces, Birkeland can be seen extensively, from the innermost part of the Bunnefjord, beyond the center of Oslo and far beyond Holmenkollen.
Open room solutions and large windows allow the view to be easily accessible from most rooms.
– The outskirts are one of the things I appreciate most. There are two levels with spacious terraces and they are mainly west facing. The invisible glass in the front allows both the view and the light to release freely on both terraces.
The kitchen has got a whole wall of glass that can be pushed aside on exquisite days. On this side it is also possible to enjoy the sun for breakfast or lunch.
View from the bedroom
The moving glass walls contribute to the outdoor spaces being an integral part of the applications. Birkeland tells us that there are almost seamless transitions, spring, summer and autumn.
– The architect has thought of well-being and functionality all the way. On the third floor there are glass surfaces with sliding doors straight from the bedroom and the living room. The third terrace is smaller but at the same time more private than the big open outside the living room and the kitchen. Imagine waking up every day to sweeping views of the whole city, I just think it’s totally raw!
Copper lasts long
R21 Architects designed the house in the North Coast slope.
Civil Architect Thomas Thorsnes says that the plan in the area is designed to preserve the green hill.
– We chose to reflect this with a green wall and gray brick that captures the colors in the surroundings. Copper is a durable and maintenance-free recyclable material.
Furthermore, the housing has grinded concrete floors, glass and stainless steel in external railings and stairs.
The architect says that the concrete in the floorboards keeps on the heat and contributes to a stable indoor temperature. The house has continuous water-borne heat.
– The outskirts are an important part of the residence, and differentiated living areas give rise to many parallel activities.