The brick building is inspired by villa architecture from the 50s and 60s: A period characterized by deep and flexible floor plans, lush atriums, durable materials, and restrained and sober compositions.
With this in mind, the villa is organized around a protected garden connected to a rich variation of courtyards and passages. The floor plan follows the sloping terrain and creates two floors towards the Trondheim fjord.
Two “walkways” extend through the building, creating a close contact between the interior and the surrounding environment: One from the botanical garden, through a narrow staircase, and up to the roof terrace. The other from the nearby road, past the kitchen and then again leading out the morning terrace.
A pergola with ivy creepers is established along the roadside, creating a green and open facade towards the neighborhood.
Team: Einar Elton, Håkon Matre Aasarød, Sigrid Bjørkum, Magnus Kvalheim and Kurt Breitenstein.
Photo: Private. Professional photoshoot scheduled summer 2021