Tjuvholmen: Two Modern and Vibrant Housings in Oslo

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Tjuvlohmen is a two-housing residential constructed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in 2012 and finished in 2014. It is located in Oslo, Norway, and represents a modern and vibrant quarter with the magnificent view of Oslo fjord.

Tjuvlohmen

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In order to provide a good contact to the unique fjord landscape for the residents, the firm came up with a design and layout with solar orientation and the surrounding views in mind. With that in mind, they adjusted the façade openings, split-levels, and balconies. The

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Tjuvholmen consists of two housing buildings; Housing 81 and Housing 82. The former is designed with a smaller commercial and residential common area located at the ground floor, while the latter is designed with a spa/fitness corner in the basement and on the ground level as well.

Create a Rhythm

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Since the facades have pointed shape, they create a rhythm and open the apartments to the fjord and the neighborhood view.

Large Window Cut Outs

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Another important note to notice in the facades is the large window cut outs. The cut out design is from the cassettes of perforated and pre-patinated bronze. These materials were combined with the window sills and drip edges, framing the window holes altogether.

Oblong Thin Slate

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In regards to the plinth façade, it is designed with an oblong thin slate with gray-blue tone.

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Meanwhile, an almost chalk-white façade plaster is seen from the level 2 to 9.

Via SHL