This house is not merely about esthetics, it is about bringing natural settings and Architecture into dialog. Finding the small Stream and opening up, landscaping it, and giving it back to nature as a visual end influential element. Then creating the dialog with the house itself. This becomes an intellectual challenge where the house concept is created by the natural settings (difficult to see in heavy snowy pictures). The opened-up-Stream, together with strict boundaries for where to be allowed to built created a great challenges in defining the concept and giving the house it´s form, which interacts with the natural settings, making it a great experience entering the house on bridge above the sound and experience of trickling waterstream, accompanied with birds singing and smell of wood and water.

Thus, the house itself is not taking anything away from nature, it is bringing nature back, and even emphasizing the encounter of nature, defining the nature. The architectural aesthetics are based on clear choice of materials, the wooden base and the raised plaster-volume, creating the instrument to play with compositions. The simple and rather strict columns and bridges are a resemblance to the wooden tree-trunks surrounding the site, simultaneously giving a modernistic, even functionalism-association to our architectural history. The bridge continuing stringently inside the house makes an architectural clarification of the volumes and concept, partly two-storey livingroom is a playful and exciting spatial differences, giving encounters to both the TV-room upstairs and the roof terrace as well, thus giving possibility to read and understand the Architecture and concept of the house from different settings, angles and elevations.
The kitchen and dining are integrated in the overall layout of the plan, becoming a distinct part of the livingroom, although defined by a lower ceiling. Thus, materiality and colortones become important to emphasize this integration. The design focus on this unity and flow in spatiality.

The materials are natural and simple, with a soothing color-palette with great natural materiality that, inspite of its modern denomination, it responds and belongs to the nature surrounding it. The project appears thus as a completion or a synthesis of the factors creating it, the reestablishment of the nature, the concept and the materials used for its aesthetic completion. The innovative part being the rediscovery and reestablishment of the nature, using it as a targeted mediator for the creation of the concept.

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Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Glass Siding Material, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Stucco Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. The entrance, a bridge over the stream (not showing in snowy winter picture)
 Photo  of Casa Myhrer Hauge

The entrance, a bridge over the stream (not showing in snowy winter picture)

Modern home with Exterior, Stucco Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, Flat RoofLine, Shingles Roof Material, House Building Type, and Glass Siding Material. Photo 2 of Casa Myhrer Hauge
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Medium Hardwood Floor, Two-Sided Fireplace, Pendant Lighting, and Wood Burning Fireplace. 1  1/2-story living room Photo 3 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

1 1/2-story living room

Modern home with Living Room, Two-Sided Fireplace, Medium Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Wood Burning Fireplace, Sofa, and Ceiling Lighting. 1  1/2-story living room Photo 4 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

1 1/2-story living room

Modern home with Dining Room, Wood Burning Fireplace, Table, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Two-Sided Fireplace, and Pendant Lighting. Dining room Photo 5 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

Dining room

Modern home with Living Room, Two-Sided Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, Medium Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, Wood Burning Fireplace, Console Tables, and Pendant Lighting. Dining room facing living room Photo 6 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

Dining room facing living room

Modern home with Living Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, and Sofa. Living room Photo 7 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

Living room

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Two-Sided Fireplace, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Wood Burning Fireplace. Photo 8 of Casa Myhrer Hauge
Modern home with Bath Room, Ceramic Tile Wall, Ceramic Tile Floor, Enclosed Shower, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Whirlpool Tub, and Quartzite Counter. The Spa bathroom Photo 9 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

The Spa bathroom

Modern home with Bath Room, Recessed Lighting, Granite Counter, Wood Counter, Accent Lighting, Undermount Sink, Glass Tile Wall, Ceiling Lighting, Ceramic Tile Wall, Enclosed Shower, and Ceramic Tile Floor. The Spa bathroom Photo 10 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

The Spa bathroom

Modern home with Bath Room, Ceramic Tile Wall, Granite Counter, Whirlpool Tub, Ceiling Lighting, Accent Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Glass Tile Wall, and Ceramic Tile Floor. The spa-like bathroom of Casa Myhrer Hauge offers sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor wanted the design to play off of nature, not encroach on it. Photo 11 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

The spa-like bathroom of Casa Myhrer Hauge offers sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor wanted the design to play off of nature, not encroach on it.

Modern home with Accent Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Undermount Sink. The Kitchen (product Designa) Photo 12 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

The Kitchen (product Designa)

Modern home with Recessed Lighting, Accent Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Undermount Sink, and Medium Hardwood Floor. The Kitchen (product Designa) Photo 13 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

The Kitchen (product Designa)

Modern home with Accent Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Undermount Sink, and Recessed Lighting. The Kitchen (product Designa) Photo 14 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

The Kitchen (product Designa)

Modern home with Ceiling Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Undermount Sink, Recessed Lighting, and Accent Lighting. The Kitchen (product Designa)
 Photo 15 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

The Kitchen (product Designa)

Modern home with Exterior, Shingles Roof Material, Stucco Siding Material, House Building Type, Glass Siding Material, Wood Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. Facing the view over the Maridalen Valley Photo 16 of Casa Myhrer Hauge

Facing the view over the Maridalen Valley

Builder
  • Askhus AS
Photographer
  • Jiri Havran

Overview

Location
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2018
  • Square Feet
  • 3064
  • Lot Size
  • 34422