The Red Wooden House by JVA- Monday, October 29th 2012.
The building is placed perpendicular to the stream, to heighten the dramatic potential of the setting and to avoid obstructing the view for the house beyond. The Red Wooden House by JVA is located in the western suburbs of Oslo, Norway. A river flow near it and the house is placed perpendicular to the stream. Imagine a beautiful red painted wooden house in the midst of a snowy woody environment! The neighborhood is characterized by post war wooden single family houses, and this local character has inspired both the development of the spatial concept and the detailing.
The Red Wooden House by JVA is organized on two floors. Living spaces are on the top floor, oriented towards south and the view, with a culmination in a covered terrace among the trees to the west. The site for the house is a former garden on the east bank of a heavily wooded river valley. A lot of wooden elements could be also found inside the house. Such theme was chosen to make it more cozy and warm. The house was built on the sloping site, perpendicularly to a little river, which is observed from the windows.
The Red Wooden House by JVA exterior done in wooden panels painted in red color which reflects temperament of the owner. It also make the house be in contrast with the landscape as during the winter as during the summer. The lower floor houses the children’s bedrooms, facing the river valley to the north beneath the trees. This double orientation is the basis for the architectonic dynamic of the project, and the design is in all dimensions focused on enhancing this theme. Top floor with wide southern views is designed for parents, while the lover floor is faced the river and designed as children’s area. The decision to stain a wooden facade of the house in red color was made by the owner, who said that this way the house will be express his preferences and character.
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