TYIN tegnestue Architects designed an extension to single-family home in Trondheim, Norway. The architects took the project as their first attempt to commercial architecture in the Norwegian setting, as well as the first time working with detail in accordance to the Norwegian building code and regulations.
In keeping with the methods adopted in the international setting, we assumed total entrepreneurship over this building process. In taking total control over the process, one also accepts total responsibility. The risk increases, not in the least financially.
Keeping in accordance with the Norwegian building codes, the new structure involves 30 cm thick walls, and roofs half a meter in thickness. On the ground floor, the architects created a spacious entry area, and a combined bath and laundry-room. The second floor features a new multi-purpose room with a high ceiling.
The space planning of the new addition breaks the monotonous norm associated with this type of house from the 1950s. The architects used the distribution of functions to achieve the unique shape of the house, making it stand out in the traditional Norwegian neighbourhood.
It challenges the boundaries for what is acceptable within building norms. The feedback from the local area has been on both ends of the scale, ranging from positivity to skepticism.
The facade of the extension was cladded with naturally treated pine. The interior features Norwegian plywood from birch, with visible bolts and simple details.
This project confirmed the notion that a close commitment to a project is a key factor in achieving the desired result. It also proves that the method we have learned and used in the international setting has relevance in Norway.
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Architect: TYIN tegnestue Architects
Photography: Pasi Aalto
Client: Vivian Helene Bye og Tom Erik Kroknes
Project: Simgle family house extension
Cost: 1 300 000 NOK / 157 000 EUR
Building period: September 2011 – January 2014
Area: 48 sqm
Entrepreneurs: Tømrer Stangvik, Bjørnstu VVS, Murarbied, Trondheim Elektro, Nordbygulv
Engineer: Harboe Leganger Sivilingeniører
Painting first floor: Artist Børge Kjeldstad
Furniture: Berge Interiør
Exterior surfaces: Kebony
Interior treatment: Livos Naturmaling
*All information courtesy of TYIN tegnestue Architects.