Villa Varner wins prizes and wakes up all over the world.
Advanced architecture often has a distinctive radiance and power that traditional construction art rarely has, not least when it is possible to unite the housing uncompromisingly to the landscape on the plot, be it at sea or in the mountains.
Just look at this amazing looking seaside cottage in the Østfold and Kvitfjell cabin, which carefully follows the kots in the steep terrain.
The Best Price
This residence designed for businessman Joakim Varner from 2003 was recently named as a winner of the Houens Fonds Diploma for 2012, the country’s best-awarded architectural award that has not been awarded since 2008.
These prices are very rare and are very high, said Minister of Culture, Anniken Huitfeldt, as she appealed to the Oslo-based architectural firm Space Group.
– Houens Fonds Diplom 2012 represents the premier architectural expressions we have in Norway today, and should be visions on behalf of society, according to Aftenposten.
Maybe Norway’s most beautiful cottage
– Villa Varner is designed for a client who wanted nothing but a conventional residence. The users wanted a house that would characterize their lives and create the opportunity for a different lifestyle in close contact between inside and outside, in the jury’s opinion behind the awarding of the V-House.
In interaction with nature
The entrance to the house is at the top of the house and from here you can see the two sensational glass voids that give the villa a unique profile.
Due to the steep terrain, it got two platforms. The downstairs dive into the hill is aimed at the north view.
This level includes the living room with a large fireplace with glass in the back wall. This means that you can look through and past the fire and towards the fjord and the horizon.
Special Class Kitchen
The large kitchen is located in what is called the entrance volume. Here the daylight is intercepted between open shelves. The tall trees downhill stand as a wall and shield the house from sight.
A straightway staircase leads down to the lower floor. The living area has glass to all sides, and the landscape and the fjord are therefore a natural part of the daily life of the owners.
Titan and precious woods
The materials used in this property of 550 square meters also tell theirs. Here it alternates between concrete, steel, glass, epoxy, cedar, walnut, flame birch, oak, leather, titanium, travertine and Brazilian slate – and, in particular, glass to a huge extent.
The concrete floors are fitted with epoxy to get their very special shiny smooth surface.
A house adapted to the plot and the sun
In order to get the most in one with nature, and not be flashy, this house is largely built into the ground, “says architect partner Adam Kurdahl in Space Group to Bonytt. no.
In addition, the building is stepping down in the terrain and the interiors are adapted to the sunshine during the day.
– This building represents significant new thinking. It provides a space experience at a high architectural level and adds new perspectives to the architecture debate, the Evaluation Committee for Houens Fund’s Diploma 2012 concluded.
In 2005, V-House was honored with both the European Design Steel Award and the Norwegian Steel Construction Award.
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