Rust House: A Flexible Family House with Three Volumes and L-Shaped Structure

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Located in Gamlebyen, Oslo, Norway, Rust House is a single-family house designed by Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects. This house is designed as a flexible house with 198 m2 in size for a family of six. Completed in 2016, this house provides the family with an awesome living place that has three volumes and an L-shaped structure.


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The Oslo inner east municipality is an urban and diverse area called Gamlebyen. It is an old town area and also the oldest part of Oslo since the medieval ages. For the large parts of the twentieth century, this area also has been in decline but now it is experiencing an upturn in gentrification and popularity which is perfect for a residential area.



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This house is designed as a flexible house for a family of six to adapt to their living based on the current number of family members where the kids and teenagers come and go. The house architectural volume is arranged to correspond to neighboring walls in various heights. It is politely adapted between existing houses.

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The family also builds a new house in their own backyard as a result of originally living in the building next door. This new house can extend their lifestyle into a new home comfortably. It is also perfect to provide family members with more spaces and rooms.



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The L-shaped structure can be created by the house three volumes with a small inner garden. Two private and quiet rooftop terraces are also added for family enjoyment. The carefully chosen window placements allow the family to have awesome views to a narrow urban context on the first floor and ground floor which is in contrast to a wide-open view from the living room on the top floor. The house is built by using solid and maintenance-free materials with concrete floors, plywood interiors, and corten steel facades.


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