Location: Nesodden, Oslo, Norway
Client: Family Berg Korsmo
Material: concrete & wood
Completion date: 2011
Built area: 200m2
Architects: Huusog Heim Arkitektur AS
Villa Korsmo is a single family house designed for a couple at Nesodden just outside Oslo. It’s situated on a beautiful plot, characterized by natural vegetation, pine trees and rugged terrain. The main idea for the project was to make a house that could connect the two sides of the plot, which is divided by a natural height in the terrain.
The plot itself is narrow in one direction but long and hilly in the east-west direction. The building adapts to this, with its curved plan following the contour lines of the terrain around a hilltop.
Both gable walls have semi-outdoor spaces facing south-east and south-west. Here, most of the sunlight lets into the building through glazing facades. First through a double height space, further into double stories living spaces. To the west, the house is cantilevering creating a covered entrance to the parking area on the ground floor. To the east where living room and kitchen is situated the sun conditions is better and you have a better view to the surrounding landscape.
The house has a roof pitch of sixty degrees bringing the volume of the building down and the cornice low. At the same time, it creates an almost complete second floor containing bedroom, bathroom, living room and storage possibilities. The facades and roof are coated with the same natural impregnated pine boards making the surface dark, contrasting the light interior of the house.