The architect-designed Rennesøy house is awarded the top marks of the experts.
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– This house is built in a beautiful, distinctive pasture and farmland, says Professor Architect MNAL Knut Hjeltnes who has drawn the project.
– Here, it switches between small-eyed sows, tall trees with wide trunks and lands as far as the eye goes, he says to bonytt.com
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The profiled architect has also previously made detached houses with a unique shape and a careful adaptation to the plot. See, among other things, this spectacular panoramic neighborhood at Holmlia in Oslo and the Bærums villa in solid wood.
Gold Age in Norwegian Architecture
The Rennesøy dwelling we show here is also included in the National Museum’s exhibition SPOR, Norsk Arkitektur 2005-2010, which is open for 21. August.
– This storm pattern shows that Norwegian architecture is currently in a golden age, says VG architectural critic Lars Elton.
Wave suitable for homes
This wavy terrain offers almost everything in tempting places, pillars and sandals to build new housing houses – without any kind of machining of the plot, the architect extends.
Grunfjøset Base Wall
– We could build this new house for the family (which can look back in five generations on farm) on the foundations of an old pig farm. As a result, we could leave the areas that are well suited for agriculture unclean, “Hjeltnes added.
– Architect Knut Hjeltne’s unused potential that lay in the special plot of Rennesøy in an exemplary way, commented Nina Berre, department director architecture at the National Museum.
– He took into account both the cultural conditions and the history of the place. He brought with him the unique qualities that were in the view, the stalks and the remains of the old pig flock, the foundation of the project, “she says.. no.
A thoughtful house
– And the plan solutions are as well as in the other projects of Hjeltne. Here the rooms have both practical and visual qualities.
The Rennesøyvilla has a so-called double core that accommodates both stairs, cabinets and shelving solutions and kitchen worktops.
Both quality and affordable
– In addition, the house was raised below budget, demonstrating that it is possible to streamline the tools in the construction process while developing a high quality of the project. There is another interesting side of this house, says Berre on e-mail to bonytt. no.
The pig house became a base wall
The entrance area of the house, as it is called in the architectural language, is defined by both new and old stone rocks, while the building body itself is on piles – as well as the foundation of an old pig house, explains architect Hjeltnes.
Solid fiber and fiber cement
The building body itself has an unsymmetrical shape, and both floors, walls and ceilings are made of prefabricated massive trees in the spruce. Outside, the Rennesøy housing is covered with fiber cement slabs.
Great value for money
These unusual material choices, plus owners’ dedication, helped to make the home cheaper than expected. The house was completed in 2005, and the price of the barely 120 square meters was about 2.2 million, according to Bo Bedre.
Nordic modern time in high altitude.
– This project confirms the position of architect Knut Hjeltnes as one of our foremost architects. He represents and continues the Nordic modernism as it was developed by Sverre Fehn, “says critic Lars Elton.
– It’s both originality, honesty in the materials and humility towards the landscape, Elton believes.
Charmed by the design
Elton adds that he immediately saw the house as a stranger, but that he was almost charmed by the home when he studied how the house in the woods appears under the tall trees a little closer.
– It is also exciting to register that such a tight and modern villa can accommodate such personal decor as the Rennesøy family has made. This shows some of the flexibility in modern architecture. The project confirms the thesis that architecture is primarily a framework.
Uses conditions on the site
– The interesting thing about both this Rennesøyhuset house and the three other detached houses presented in the Spor exhibition; Farm House by Jarmund&Vigsnæs / Villa Borgen / Nilsen by Brendeland & Kristoffersen and Bjørneveien by Dahle Breitenstein architects is that they get their distinctive character by exploiting the conditions where they were built in an original way, concludes director Nina Berre.
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