House on a Slope
This house is located in the hilly outskirts of Oslo and features southwesterly views of the forest, lakes, and the Oslo fjord. To accommodate the slope that occasionally measures sixty degrees, the site is organized into terraces. The interior of the house is strategically planned to encourage profound interaction with the immediate landscape and distant horizon. For example, the lower level of the rectangular-plan house is laid out as one space divided into zones; it has two dark concrete walls that heighten the sense of weightlessness of their glass counterparts. All levels are connected by a three-story steel staircase that enhances the feeling of inhabiting the sky.
Illustrations by Kim Müller and Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.