Tjuvholmen Housing 81-82

Oslo / Norway / 2014

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Tjuvholmen is a new, modern and vibrant quarter of Oslo in the immediate vicinity of Oslo fjord. The two housings have a unique location at the edge of Tjuvholmen with a magnificent view over the fjord.


The design and layout is generated in an effort to provide all apartments as good a contact to the unique fjord landscape as possible. Thus, all façade openings, balconies and split-levels are adapted in relation to solar orientation and the surrounding buildings.


The main motive of the design is the facades pointed shape that creates a rhythm in the facade and opens the apartments facing the fjord and the view.


Housing 81 is designed with a residential common area and a smaller commercial area at ground level. Housing 82 is designed with a fitness/spa in the basement and on the ground level.


The plinth facade is made with an oblong thin slate in a gray-blue tone.
Facades from level 2 to 9 are rendered with an almost chalk-white façade plaster.


Window profiles appear white inwards and dark black-grey outwards.
In connection with the large window cut outs in the façade, cassettes of perforated and pre-patinated bronze have been made which together with the window sills and drip edges are framing the window holes.

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    Tjuvholmen is a new, modern and vibrant quarter of Oslo in the immediate vicinity of Oslo fjord. The two housings have a unique location at the edge of Tjuvholmen with a magnificent view over the fjord. The design and layout is generated in an effort to provide all apartments as good a contact to the unique fjord landscape as possible. Thus, all façade openings, balconies and split-levels are adapted in relation to solar orientation and the surrounding buildings. The main motive of the...

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