Two-in-One House / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter


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Text description provided by the architects. The Two-in-one House is a calm piece of architecture resting on the steep and dynamic landscape of Ekeberglia in Oslo.

Its slender and rectangular form is manifested at the top of the sloping landscape. From a concrete base, the building grows with a wooden clad body forming relation with the omnipresence of broadleaf trees surrounding the building and topped with a light glass structure.


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The building provides inviting homes to two families, as well as an independent apartment. The main task was for the project to appear as a unify house despite its duality, and still ensure the privacy of both units.


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The ground floor integrates the main public functions of the homes and elegant windows frame the landscape scenery and invite nature into the building.


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On the contrary, the first floor protects the intimacy of the families and provides a more introvert area, with windows subtly appearing behind the cedar cladding.


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