The Sorte Hus is built out of three main interlocking materials: prefab birch plywood walls, double-glazed windows, and the concrete floor. To maximize the home’s small footprint, Sigurd Larsen divided the building in the middle with a large wooden wall and placed communal spaces on one side with private spaces on the other. The tall ceiling and clerestory windows on the east and west facades also create a feeling of spaciousness. The south-facing living room opens up to an outside patio and garden through wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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The boxy and light-filled home’s exterior is painted black and topped by a saddle-roof that gives the building a modern and chic feel. In contrast, the interior features a lighter color palette, and the main dividing plywood wall is left unpainted. The structure was designed to accommodate a family of three.
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