These townhouses in Skådalsveien in the west side of Oslo are commissioned by Signaturbolig AS.

The buildings have been designed to maximize the potential of the site within building regulations and without losing the feeling of space, air and openness on the site.

To conceive this we arranged the buildings in 2 rows of 3 houses. Each row is placed on opposite edges of the site, facing each other to create a common garden between the buildings and parking elevator for invisible storage of cars underground.

The roof shape is a hybrid between a gabled roof and a mansard roof and comes a result of the planning regulations in Oslo in order to maximize the possible floor space (BRA).

All the houses are unique in the design, with the possibility of changing the spacial solutions as family situations change. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, WC, kitchen and living room, with direct access to the garden. Sleeping and living areas are on the two upper floors, as well as a roof terrace.

The houses are to be built in CLT with wood fiber insulation and black-painted timber cladding. The interior walls are lightly treated with lye, an environmental low emitting treatment. The ventilation system is low-tec and natural, using valves and natural buoyancy through stair shafts.



Building category:
Family houses
Project size:
900 m2 - 330 m3
Environmental goals:
236 tonnes of CO2 equivalents stored in the building structure. Use of non-toxic materials. Untreated wood. Pure timber construction. Hybrid ventilation.
Material use:
CLT construction, woodfiber insulation, black painted heartwood of pine
Delivery from Oslotre:
Architectural design, project management and CLT assembly