Red House Oslo

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Red House, Oslo

Contemporary Norwegian House – design by JVA

13 Aug 2008

Red House Oslo


Design: JVA – Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL


Red House Oslo

The Red house is located in the western suburbs of Oslo.

The site for the house is a former garden on the east bank of a heavily wooded river valley. The building is placed perpendicular to the stream, to heighten the dramatic potential of the setting and to avoid obstructing the view for the house beyond.

The house is organised on two floors. Living spaces are on the top floor, oriented towards south and the view, with a culmination in a covered terrace among the trees to the west.
The lower floor houses the children’s bedrooms, facing the river valley to the north beneath the trees.

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This double orientation is the basis for the architectonic dynamic of the project, and the design is in all dimensions focused on enhancing this theme.

The neighbourhood is characterised by post war wooden single family houses, and this local character has inspired both the development of the spatial concept and the detailing.

The use of colour reflects the temperament of the client.

Red House – Building Information

Address: Oslo, Norway
Year of design: 2000-01
Year of construction: 2001-02
Client: Withheld at the owners request
Architect: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
Einar Jarmund & Håkon Vigsnæs
Assisted by: Roar Lund-Johnsen
Interiors: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
Consultant: Structural: Ing. Walter Jacobsen
Contractor: Ing. Gunnar Johansson AS
Gross area: Approx. 170m2
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale /

Red House images / information from Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL Aug 2008


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