Architecture

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

Civilian architect Christine Grape designed the house as a solid two-storey room with glass surfaces. Thus the family got a tailor made house.

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

even made. Civil Architect MNAL Christine Grape at Dark Architects has designed a practical and social family residence. She has also drawn the oblong built-in fireplace. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

HOUSE IN BOX. The architectural property at Høvik is 250 sqm. It was completed in 2005. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

FORMS. Outdoor furniture that has a similar shape to the house, from Gatma. Photo: Espen Grønli

Well sheltered in the wild smoke lies a white box with large glass surfaces. It glows in windows that look out onto an undisturbed garden.

For civilian architect Christine Grape, a practical and functional residence was among the most important criteria when she designed the house for the family of four.

– I would have good messy relationships, a house that is easy to keep clean and it should be rational to build.

As legoclips

– How did you find shape, color, and material selection?

– Imagine the house as a big box with a smaller box inside.

– The big white box is the house itself, or the outer walls, made of porebetong. The box inside is the core of the house and consists of staircase, kitchen and bathroom. In contrast, the surfaces are colored in color.

Contrast Use

The architect’s idea was to clarify the bookmark through contrasts.

A cold and white wall is used for warm and brown materials, like in the kitchen and in the wardrobe. The bathrooms have green tiles, mirrors and the interior has small touches of gold.

In this way, the rooms are light and large, while the different rooms are different in the use of colors and textures, says Christine Grape.

A two-room room

Both short walls of the house are clean glass floors from floor to ceiling. The light is released into the rooms, and the distinction between the inside and inside is wiped out.

The first floor contains a dining room, living room and kitchen. On the second floor there is a main bathroom, bedroom and an office that is open to the living room.

Social meeting point

The large living room for the whole family is added to the first floor.

-We are together even though we do different things. The children do homework at the kitchen counter while I make dinner. When we have guests, cooking becomes a social part of the company, and it’s nice to not have to stand alone in the kitchen.

In addition, I often sit on a bar stool at the kitchen counter with my computer when I work.

Sliding

There are few doors in the house, only bedrooms and bathrooms have doors. In front of the bathrooms there are sliding glass doors used.

– I prefer sliding doors rather than sliding doors. Sliding doors are never in the way, the only downside is that they are less soundproof. I have used frosted glass so that the light comes in and you can see if anyone is inside or not.

Outdoor shower on the roof

In the hallway, bags and clothes hang on homemade knagger. The personal knots are made of used billiard balls.

Christine Grape has drawn the stairs leading up to the second floor and to a large roof terrace with lounge area and outdoor shower.

– I chose flat roof so we could have a large terrace, so we have got a big extra room all summer.

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

cases Wall. Kitchen interior from Varenna. The cabinets go all the way to the ceiling. Concrete floor with water-borne heat. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

family room. The lamp over the dining table has Christine Grape inherited from the grandfather. By mistake the screen was hanging skewed, and it has made it since. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

GREEN VIEW. The living room overlooks the garden which is located in the woods. The solid dining table in the oak is designed by Christine. The lounge group consists of three “Klippan” sofas from Ikea that have changed their moves sometimes. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

escalating. The staircase between the first and second floors is designed perfectly into the accommodation. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

NARROW. Long corridors on each side on the second floor tie the cube together. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

TAKE WITH VIEW. Lavender in large jars is decorative while it smells good. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

bleachers. On the roof it’s nice with an outside shower a hot day, from R. O. O. M. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

KUL KNAGG. The first floor wardrobe is equipped with hanger rack made of billiard balls set on affordable Ikea knagger. Photo: Espen Grønli

Thus the architect designed his own house at Høvik

Mapped. A big world map covers the entire wall of the boys room. Photo: Espen Grønli

The Architect’s Thoughts

The property is located on a flat plot in a wild smoke. The main constructions are walls, and consist of two slices where the tires span. This allows for large glass surfaces in the gable walls. The glass surfaces are the most undisturbed areas of the house.

The flat roof emphasizes and enhances the disc effect. The roof allows for roof terrace and thus additional outdoor space.

A staircase as well as a guiding hunt binds the house vertically. All wet rooms and technical solutions are attached to the chess.

The second floor contains the private, bedroom and bathroom, while the first floor has a kitchen and living room as a large room.

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