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