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T-House by Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects

T-House by Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects

Architects: Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects
Client: Private
Size: 200sqm
Program: Residential
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Team: John Sanden and Ingvild Hodnekvam
Year: 2015-2017
Photos: Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects

The site is located in the outskirts of Trondheim, Norway. The area consist of smaller wooden houses, forest and a big lake, and is preserved by the municipality with strict regulations. The building is a reinterpretation of the traditional housing buildings in the area, Trønderlåna.

The exterior adapts to the scale and materiality of the surroundings, while the interior shows a new take on the vernacular typology. The house consists of three wings creating two outdoor spaces, each with its own distinct character. A wooden frame construction creates the logic of the house, both programatic and constructional.

The frames create different zones in the open plan. Birch plywood is systematically cut and mounted, with a minimum of leftover material. Charred pine boards in small dimensions corresponds to the rhythm of the curves of the aluminium roof.