The timber-clad House Linnebo by Schjelderup Trondahl Arkitekter’s overlooks the crisp Norwegian landscape just outside of Oslo. Perched on the top of a hill at the city edge, the three story home nestles into the hillside, with the earth acting as an insulator and supporter. With a myriad of various sized windows on the home’s façade, House Linnebo was designed to give a variety of experiences and views within the home.
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.
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.