Home in Pink Concrete by Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects

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House in Red Concrete by Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects

Architect: Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects
Shopper: Non-public
Program: Single home
Nation: Norway
Metropolis: Lillehammer
Web site Space: 653 sqm
Complete Gross Ground Space: 360
Development: 2018 (2020)
Woodwork: Shopper
Concrete Work: Luster Betong
Furnishings: Anders Haram
Photographer: Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects

The crimson home is designed as a repetitive constructing equipment of insulated concrete components. The load bearing components are organized impartial of the internal partitions, offering the shoppers with a beneficiant home that may be tailored to altering wants. The rational building made it potential for the shoppers to do giant elements of the development themselves.

Housing costs in Norway are excessive and there are few alternate options to the standardised housing market. As architects we want to contribute to completely different types of dwelling; co-operative housing, self-built housing, intergenerational housing and different residence sharing preparations.

In Lillehammer now we have a constructed venture meant for a three-generation household. As a result of a comparatively giant programme and a restricted price range, financial system grew to become an necessary issue. We wanted to seek out options that had been reasonably priced and that will swimsuit the meant use.

The topography on the web site is steep, with a peak distinction of about 10m (32ft) inside a 650 sqm web site. A big a part of the home is dug into the hillside with the intention to match the programme to the compact web site, and on the identical time observe peak laws and maximise the view. The home is angled diagonally to the autumn of the terrain with the intention to generate out of doors areas of top of the range on all sides and to entry the view from all three flooring.

Primarily based on the restricted price range and with two facades partly underground, we selected prefabricated concrete components as the outside constructing materials. All facades, each over- and underground are fabricated from insulated concrete (Cellcrete) with a 50mm outer layer in pigmented concrete. Iron oxide is added to the concrete combine to create the distinct crimson color. The slabs are uncovered within the ceiling to make the construction readable.

The rational constructing system makes building simpler, permits easy detailing and in flip a decrease constructing price. The seen joints between the prefabricated components and the strains between the boards within the casting mix, generates a attribute sample within the facades. Concrete components are repeated with the intention to reuse the formwork for a number of components. The repetitive system of separate components allows a possible reuse of the constructing supplies sooner or later. 

The internal partitions are impartial of the load bearing system, which implies that the plan will be reconfigured. The home can simply be tailored to future residents or altering wants. The inside is clad in knot-free pine and uncovered concrete components. Furnishings in pine plywood are constructed on web site. 

The mix of a rational and repetitive constructing system and the substantial effort from the shoppers resulted in a really low constructing price. By their very own efforts within the constructing interval, the homeowners of the home have gained substantial information about their very own home they usually really feel a robust possession to each the method and the tip end result.