Check out the ingenious solutions the architects came with.
Someone does not care to flick a little here and there when an apartment is to be refurbished. They turn around everything and make the apartment completely. With its protruding beams and unfinished appearance, especially rafting is popular refurbishment.
The distinctiveness of the raft provides many opportunities for those who feel the urge to break loose. In this apartment in Oslo, the ceilings were integrated into an already existing apartment, where the bathroom is located on several levels.
The result has become an apartment that appears so bright and friendly that the evening sun provides everything to get all the way into the most secluded hook of the dining room.
There were also projected new skylights, a spacious roof rack across the bedroom to the northeast, and a sunny roof terrace to the southwest, with a large glass area facing the apartment that lets the evening sun drop into the dining room and living room below, says architect Nikki Butenschøn. no. He is working for the London and Oslo-based architectural firm Haptic Architects AS, who has been responsible for the design and design.
New, open kitchen
When the cabin was to be built, all materials would have to be transported by sea
The old kitchen was cramped and old, and it was north-facing. That meant that little light came in. The solution was to move the kitchen into the living room.
In this way we could meet the client’s need for light, spaciousness, airiness and a more social cooking zone towards the dining room, explains Butenschøn.
The owners of the apartment would like to have a fireplace in the kitchen. It was integrated into the kitchen sink, which is made of prefabricated concrete.
– But because the wish was a real pit, the back wall had to withstand heat. We solved this with dark gray fiber cement slabs, describes Butenschøn.
The plates were also used as cladding on the peishette and bottom. The kitchen fronts got the same color, to achieve a calm elegance.
In the middle of the kitchen counter and the dining room is the kitchen island, with its barbeque on one side and refrigerators and storage on the other side.
The renovation project involved not only the incorporation of a cargo but also a classic repo toilet that was common in old towns.
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These were the toilets that lay half a floor up or down, depending on where you stand, but as in recent times when most apartments got their own bathroom, eventually the service made up as a bid.
The owners learned that this original toilet belonged to the apartment, the idea quickly came to integrate it into the narrow bathroom that was already in the apartment. The challenge was, however, to incorporate the level of the small room with the bathroom one meter below.
The solution came with nice neighbors who were willing to let the ceiling in their own booth be pricked a little.
– By replacing their standing hot water tank with a new, lying, they accepted the measure. Thus, the level difference was reduced to 80 centimeters, explains Butenschøn.
Bathtub with starry sky
The bathtub is put on a repo in the bathroom and the way up there goes over a narrow staircase via a bench in front of the window. The entire front of the bath is dressed in a single large ceramic tile of 100 times 300 centimeters.
The shower is in the back of the bath.
Snowy roof had a brilliant idea to get light into the old boathouse
The ceiling between the bathroom and the ceiling was removed to create an airy vertical connection to the ceiling.
– Here you can turn off, swam in hot water, with a red wine, candle and a jazz show, and watch the stars through the skylight in the attic, depicting Butenschøn.
At the same time, skuelyst look down from both bath and master bedroom on the floor.
For the floor above is the master bedroom with a corresponding small bathroom, where the washbasin is located on the edge towards the bathroom underneath.
Open and bright
The project was completed after the owners had to go some extra rounds in the municipal agencies. They started from the top, on the raw ceiling they had incorporated into their apartment. The goal was to bring in more light. Half the staircase up to the ceiling was removed, and new skylights were projected, as well as a spacious roof rack across the bedroom to the northeast, as well as a sunny roof terrace to the southwest.
When the raw ceiling was opened, there was also a narrow passage between the two main parts of the ceiling, one containing the master bedroom. In the near future, it is planned to place a bookcase moving throughout the height, from the first floor of the apartment, through the bridge and up to the coin.
A large partition has been set up in the master bedroom against a
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Master bedroom is simply loose, with a centered, wide partition between bedrooms and a wardrobe with integrated sliding doors on each side.
– This solution released a beautiful original gable wall in a tiled brick, says Butenschøn.