Vidars Gate: A Refurbishment and Extension of An Old Drying Loft with Four Large New Arcs

Vidars Gate 7

With 150.0 m² in size, Vidars Gate is transformed by R21 Arkitekter into two new modern apartments located in Oslo, Norway. This 2016 project is an extension and refurbishment of an old drying loft on top of a 1920´s city block. Besides the four large new arcs, the qualities are also exploited that represented by the rooftop situation.

 

Refurbishment and Extension

Vidars Gate 1

Vidars Gate 2

Vidars Gate 3

The refurbishment and extension for this project are done with four large new arcs that both towards the courtyard and street. The arcs’ height allows the light flow into the center area of the apartments from both sides where the dining area and living room are connected with the kitchen. Each apartment has a rooftop terrace on the top area of an arc.

 

Design

Vidars Gate 4

Vidars Gate 5

Vidars Gate 6

This project is also about exploiting the qualities represented by the rooftop situation. The arcs’ minimalistic expression is designed to match the stripped-down facades of the modestly built house without details and ornaments found typically on the buildings in the project area.

 

Vidars Gate

Vidars Gate 7

Vidars Gate 8

Photographers: Studiooslo, Bergur Briem

Karin Hoover
Always amazed by architectural works that go beyond their time. She is a design enthusiast who likes to write.