Terje Børresen’s atrium house opens up as an oasis hidden behind a tall plankegjerde.
A massive wooden door is the only thing that reveals that there is something behind the tall dragons. Behind the wooden shell opens an oasis consisting of two small and one large and inviting atrium, the latter with round pebbles, water and a bronze statue. Terje Børresen lives here, a man who has contributed to the optimal living of his home.
The house is completely sheltered from neighbors and car traffic. Large glass surfaces face the outside area. Not a millimeter is random.
The plot is quite deep in relation to the surroundings, and the view is not very attractive, so I built a secret and unavailable house. The home will only be revealed when I get home and in for the high tigers. Both the living room and the studio each have access to the main tree. In the summer there are open doors and full contact between the inside and outside rooms. A late winter night there is also a fire on the fireplace in the studio and blue jazz sounds out of the speakers.
– The studio is my quiet place, while social takes place in the heart of the house, which is the dining room. For me, book quality friends are around the table, the fireplace on the fireplace and a lively cooking powder from the kitchen.
Terje wanted a maintenance-free house, and first considered concrete as the main material. But it took too much of the area and became an expensive solution. The property was instead built with concrete against the ground and woodwork over.
1000 meters above sea level, he found real Norwegian pine, untreated kernelwood of malmfuru, specially cut to the house. Outside, the surface is rough, inside the wood panel has a much softer feel. The other materials are river gravel and concrete, which also has a rugged surface outdoors while it has a finer grinding inside.
At the time Terje bought the plot, he had crystal clear perceptions of what housing he wanted, but realized at the same time that it was unlikely to be carried out.
The first step was to find an architect he could trust a hundred percent. Terje quickly realized that it was not his task to draw the house, but wanted to give the architect an inspiring briefing.
– I chose to let the architect make the important decisions about the home. First, I defined two important things: applications and how the rooms should work optimally. It became a yes and a no list. Yes, the list contained what I like of materials and style, the other list showed what I certainly would not have, he says.
In Terje’s house there are three colors that bind the interior together: dark gray, light gray and white. The colors appear differently from room to room, they also change after 24 hours.
– Using a few colors, the house appears as a visual whole. It’s easier to hit with details in wild colors and textures.
Terje made a color palette at the beginning and has adhered to this, the same goes for the use of materials.
– Start with the floors in the home, there should be harmony between soft and hard floors. Gulvkaos is Norway’s interior decorative disease number one: oak here and the ship’s floor there, it is easy to see in which fashion image the different floors were bought. It’s best to invest in timeless and durable floors that survive the trends, “he says.
Another good decor tip is the lighting. Here too, Terje has many and strong opinions:
– Light defines areas and characterizes the house at different times. The light is the cheapest stylist in the house, and at the same time the most atmospheric.
In the villa Børresen, only three colors are used to tie the interior of the house: Dark Gray, NCS 7000, Light Gray, NCS 2000 and White.
Varying light instances give life and excitement to the gray walls, highlighting the window positions. The colors appear differently depending on the time of day. To live up the gray life, strong colors are used on textiles, pictures and other details.
Housing Børresen is built on a small plot in Oslo. It consists of a closed outer tree shell defining a clear outside and inside. Within the outer wall there are three atria, a grip that contributes to a private interior without access.
Civil Architect MNAL Andreas Poulsson says that the main tribe is the center and central rooms of the house, and most other rooms are oriented around this.
– The interaction between outer and inner spaces creates exciting light instances, and a rich space course.
The home is low-key and intimate from the outside, while it is airy from the inside. The house is built with concrete against the ground and wood over. The roof is sloping sloping roof, with a height ranging from 2.2 to 3.5 meters. See more of the architect’s projects at poulssonpran. no
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