Weekend house Fredrikstad

Weekend house Fredrikstad

Architect
LINE SOLGAARD ARKITEKTER
Location
Fredrikstad, Norway | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Private Houses
Einar Aslaksen

Weekend house Fredrikstad

LINE SOLGAARD ARKITEKTER as Architects

The property is located about 200 meters from the sea and has a sea view to the southwest. Existing terrain largely consists of soft hilly mountain with some pine and oak trees. Most of the trees were preserved through the construction process.

photo_credit Einar Aslaksen
Einar Aslaksen

The building is located northeast of the plot to create a large outdoor space facing the sea in the southwest. The outdoor living areas are organically designed to play on the existing terrain. The terrain is largely reversed so that the landscape to a certain extent is experienced untouched.

photo_credit Einar Aslaksen
Einar Aslaksen

The weekend house is built over a square geometry, and is an abstract shape, which in the face of the complexity of nature makes us aware of the organic nature and our being in the world. The interior is devoted to focus on open and dense surfaces that create beautiful views and play of light and shadow on the inner surfaces.

photo_credit Einar Aslaksen
Einar Aslaksen

The base is cast-in-place concrete, cast directly on sloping mountains. It has insulation in the center of the wall, and there is untreated exposed concrete inside and outside. The concrete has a color that is similar to the mountain, and over time it will have a patina that makes it blend more with the landscape.

photo_credit Einar Aslaksen
Einar Aslaksen

The center of the building has a glass roof, with a sunroof for natural ventilation. The ceiling is made of oak paneling with custom made profile. The profile is sloping on one side so that the light is refracted at a different angle than the ceiling. This provides a beautiful play of shadows in the ceiling and the roof is experienced differently at different times of the day. The ceiling is free of lamps or other technical installations in all rooms so that it frames the rooms with its beautiful shape.

photo_credit Einar Aslaksen
Einar Aslaksen

Both walls, ceiling and floor in the wooden construction are insulated with blown wood fiber based on spruce chips from Norwegian forests. It absorbs moisture and contributes to stable humidity and redu­ced condensation. It has a high density and has good sound-absorbing properties. Vapor barrier has been replaced with a steam brake so that the wall breathes.

photo_credit Einar Aslaksen
Einar Aslaksen

Even on hot summer days, the base keeps the air cool, and there is a natural buoyancy with cool air to the rooms above when the sun­roof is opened on hot days and nights. All rooms are heated with waterborne heat.

photo_credit Einar Aslaksen
Einar Aslaksen

Cladding is in cedar and has different widths. There are also pillars with two different profiles. One is square and the other is deeper and concave. It provides a rich play of light and shadows in the facade. The profiles are designed and specially made at a local sawmill. The outside gallery is clad in burnt cedar to emphasis the envelop of the space within.

Caption
Caption
Caption
Caption
Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Cave-like Zolaism Café  offers a sensual and perceptual feel of returning to nature
16 Jan 2022 News
Cave-like Zolaism Café offers a sensual and perceptual feel of returning to nature

In Aranya-Qinhuangdao, China, Zolaism Café by B.L.U.E Architecture invites visitors in to esc... More

Playful atmosphere of Fuego Camina Conmigo Barcelona emphasizes art and creativity
16 Jan 2022 News
Playful atmosphere of Fuego Camina Conmigo Barcelona emphasizes art and creativity

On the third floor of a building located in the industrial neighbourhood of Gracia, Barcelona, the n... More

Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill passes away aged 82
14 Jan 2022 News
Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill passes away aged 82

Studio Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA) just announced the sad news that their founder h... More

Cedar-clad OG House by Omar Gandhi Architect maximizes a narrow lot in the vibrant North End of Halifax
14 Jan 2022 News
Cedar-clad OG House by Omar Gandhi Architect maximizes a narrow lot in the vibrant North End of Halifax

On a narrow lot in the vibrant, historic North End of Halifax, this project combines the primary res... More

Sculptural Stormwater Facility by gh3* architects in Toronto tells a compelling story of urban water treatment
14 Jan 2022 News
Sculptural Stormwater Facility by gh3* architects in Toronto tells a compelling story of urban water treatment

Treating urban run-off from Toronto’s new West Don Lands and Quayside neighbourhood developmen... More

Top 10 Trending Products of 2021
13 Jan 2022 News
Top 10 Trending Products of 2021

A look back at the most specified products of 2021, including a retro table lamp, a classic light sw... More

17th century Amsterdam canal house thoroughly renovated with colour and creative details
13 Jan 2022 News
17th century Amsterdam canal house thoroughly renovated with colour and creative details

Originally constructed in 1675, this once neglected canal house has been renovated by Amsterdam base... More

Dramatic pyramidal roof peaks define Foster + Partners’ Datong Art Museum
12 Jan 2022 News
Dramatic pyramidal roof peaks define Foster + Partners’ Datong Art Museum

Featuring four interconnected pyramidal roof peaks that appear to emerge from the earth below, the D... More