The owner is inspired by Japan’s architecture.
Facts about the barn
Who? Michel Dyke, finsnekker, carpenter and cosmopolitan.
What? Detached house in Lommedalen.
Why? With Japanese-inspired aesthetics and craftsmanship, the carpenter has created an original residence of a fake barn.
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Is this the country’s coolest barn?
In any case, the building has a distinctive character that will be a lot to match.
It all started quite randomly in 2005. Carpenter Michael Michael was hunting online for exciting refurbishment objects, and suddenly this faded building in Pocket Valley in Bærum appeared.
It was in a sad constitution, but Michael could see that it had character.
The well-centuries-old operating building was built in two lanes, a part of timber and a part of residual materials from other buildings.
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When I saw the barn online, I immediately called my friends and said, “Hi guys, we have to buy this!” says Michael.
Together they set up the building.
Various architects were invaluable help all the way.
One helped to get the facades to vote, another drawn the tough, sculptural staircase.
And the artist at Bærum Verk made a number of original forging works, both inside and out.
However, the pleasure of the barn shop in Lommedalen has diminished after a while.
It appeared that more logs in the log box were rotten and had to be replaced.
Not least, with the help of GPS point marking throughout the house, the partially new support structure was perfectly positioned.
The new glass facade is the most significant change in the building.
The large windows provide a flood of life-giving morning sun into the open main room.
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Impulses from Japan
Michael has lived in Japan for seven years and his home naturally carries it.
– Do you study the interior a little more, you see that I have had the light, elegant Japanese interior style as a model, he says.
His mix is based on clean, simple lines, open zones and light sliding doors.
The living room is decorated with low tables and pillows, and the decor consists of tall, bare twigs – just the way the Japanese love to have it at home.
– In fact, Japan and Norwegians are more common than many realize, says Michael.
Both countries have a proud handicraft tradition, and the sense of being sober is the same. That’s why he also wanted to play a little with the Japanese here in Lommedalen.
In retrospect, Michael finds it far from sensible to solve such a major rehabilitation task.
Nevertheless, he would not have been this project besides, calling it a “labor of love”.
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