Architect Sunniva Rosenberg has added an angular annex to a home in Lillesand, Norway, which accommodates dwelling areas oriented in the direction of one of the best views of the encompassing nature.
The L15 challenge concerned the renovation and extension of a Nineteen Eighties household dwelling constructed round an orchard within the city close to Norway’s south coast.
Oslo-based Sunniva Rosenberg was requested to create an annex containing an open-plan kitchen, dwelling and eating space, together with an out of doors eating space overlooking the backyard.
The necessity to interact with the pure environment and the neighbouring buildings knowledgeable an angular structure that extends outwards in three instructions.
“By way of the footprint the extension creates new outside areas and views which search to optimise the positioning and join the home to the backyard, the place and the historical past,” Rosenberg defined.
The annex is positioned parallel to a close-by street and is slotted in round present spruce and pine timber within the fastidiously cultivated backyard.
The closed elevation going through the street is perforated with a sample of small holes that evokes an abstracted tree department and references the orchard’s fruit timber.
One finish of the annex cantilevers over the present bedrock and incorporates a totally glazed facade that frames a view towards the outdated farm buildings.
The solar rises behind the farm and shines by the extension’s important axis within the morning. On the other facet, a big sliding door opens onto a southwest-facing terrace that’s sheltered from the solar and wind.
The design of the annex offers a up to date counterpoint to the primary constructing, utilizing sturdy supplies to attain a excessive customary of end and trendy aesthetic.
“Somewhat than imitating the structure of the present home, the extension has clear surfaces and a star-shaped picket development clad in massive facade panels and floor-to-ceiling glass openings that contrasts strongly, whereas not dominating or competing with it,” Rosenberg added.
A glazed hyperlink offers a step-free connection between the annex and the unique constructing. Areas are organized on one degree to make sure the extension is future-proofed relating to accessibility.
The inside is embellished utilizing a impartial palette that goals to keep up a give attention to the views of nature. The partitions and ceilings are clad in birch plywood and huge picket floorboards contribute to the clean-lined, minimal look.
The nice and cozy and lightweight inside contrasts with the darkish exterior cladding, which consists of fibre-cement panels and particulars in weathered metal. The sheltered terrace is enclosed with white fibre-cement panels to stress the reference to the interior dwelling areas.
Sunniva Rosenberg accomplished her grasp’s diploma in structure at Trondheim’s NTNU college in 2005. She labored at Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and Mad Arkitekter in Oslo earlier than establishing her personal workplace in 2014.
Different current residential initiatives in Norway embrace a wood-clad dwelling on piloti overlooking a Norwegian lake and a brick-clad home with a small “tower”.
The images is by Rasmus Norlander.