The Off/Ramberg House in Norway is Sustainably Rustic

 - Jan 23, 2014
References: freshome
The House Off/Ramberg project was recently completed by local Norwegian architecture and design firm Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS. Located in the city of Holmestrand, the project was made for a single family. Due to the location of the structure, the architects decided to construct an angular home with a rustic appearance. The home's exterior is fitted with large window panels for extensive views of the city and the Fjords.

The dwelling is an extremely suitable place for a family to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday city life, and provides as a refuge from urbanity. The home is built upon a sustainability concept and is constructed with a solid concrete foundation topped with a pair of wooden planked sawtooth roofs. "The walls, external ceilings and roofs are covered with burnt and brushed heartwood fir to make them maintenance-free for generations – a Norwegian style of the Japanese method Shou-Sugi-Ban," explains the architect.