green design, eco design, sustainable design, timber clad home, Schjelderup Trondahl Arkitekter, House Linnebo, Oslo, pitched roof

Halfway between the urban Norwegian capital and miles of forest, House Linnebo stands out with its darkened wood façade, which was treated with oil and charred to accentuate the natural knots and grain of the timber. Both the front and back of the house have a similar facades, with a mix of chartreuse and yellow-framed windows to give each side a different feel, while giving residents specific unobstructed views of the city and forest. The home, larger than its neighbors, was designed to stand out but also reflect the pitched roof style of the region.

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Since the area is densely built with neighboring houses, Schjelderup Trondahl situated the main living areas on the upper two floors of the home, to give the family more privacy. Each room was uniquely defined by the view it provides, from close up views to distant scenes. The rooms are unified with interior treated plywood flooring and ceilings, and an abundance of natural light through strategic windows.

The embedded first floor contains extras; a guest bedroom, utility room and another living room which opens onto the yard.

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