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This new villa on Oslo’s west side last year had the rare honor of having its own book.
It has been edited by Børre Skodvin and written by architect Erik Langdalen, known for having led the listing of the much-featured Hamsun Center.
Creativity despite strict limits
In this book, Langdalen emphasizes that Smestad House was created under very strict building engineering and regulatory frameworks.
When the site decides
See this futuristic home in Holland and the spectacular triangle house, which is also largely shaped by the special conditions on the plot.
Provides the capital with unique qualities
– But despite the demanding situation on the spot, the architect behind the project, Knut Hjeltnes, was able to create something unique, something lasting and interesting within the capital’s villa architecture, Langdalen says to bonytt.com
The challenges of distribution of the inside and outside rooms were briefly resolved intelligently, he concludes.
Hjeltnes is behind a lot of innovation
Knut Hjeltnes is by the way no unscheduled sheet. He has previously drawn up remarkable homes in both Bærum, Holmlia and Rennesøy near Stavanger.
At the end of long-term empty
– This Smestad house is sheltered under tall trees, on the north end of a long and narrow plot, Knut Hjeltnes explains to bonytt. no.
Interaction between two major main forms
The house consists of two main parts and they are organized so that the light emits between the big shapes and the openings.
This has a room enhancing effect.
The accommodation is molded in self-compact, gray concrete and a main part includes storage, WC, bathroom, entrance hall, wardrobe, fireplaces, stairs and laundry.
Folded solid wood
Hjeltnes is known for a special use of woodwork in its houses, and the part of the interior of this house built in solid wood is covered with oak.
There are also the fixed, built-in furnishings.
Fiber cement and aluminum
The exterior of the house’s wooden structures is covered with fiber cement panels. All outer fittings are made of aluminum; a beautiful, slightly matte material.
A water trap
A ninety feet long, rather narrow water level, a carpedam with water plants, separates the arrival of the large lawn.
The carport and landscaping are laid on the plot that they together make the outskirts of the house of a sheltered zone.
Finalist in 2011
– This rest went to the final in the struggle for Oslo’s architecture award for 2011, says information manager Dagny Gärtner Hovig in Oslo’s Planning and Building Agency for bonytt.com
The pride of the capital
– It does not work, but we are incredibly proud to have such exciting construction, detached houses, in our capital, “says Gärtner Hovig.
– The building is highly reviewed and represents a clear input in the debate about villa depreciation in Oslo’s outer areas, the jury member, architect Henning Kaland, says to bonytt.com
– It was an outstanding achievement by the architect to take advantage of the limited space that was available in such a good way, he expands.
Best in Town
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