Structure studio Snøhetta and engineer Tor Helge Dokka have created Home Dokka, a mass-timber house that perches on a hillside in Kongsberg, Norway.
Home Dokka includes a stack of two timber-clad volumes, supported by giant picket stilts drilled into the rocky, tree-lined panorama.
In line with Snøhetta and Dokka, who was additionally the consumer for the undertaking, it’s supposed to resemble a “floating treehouse”.
This look is achieved by the house’s higher quantity, which initiatives out over the hill and is supported by stilts.
It’s distinguished by black-timber cladding and a pitched roof lined with photovoltaic (PV) panels and sits stage with the highest of the hill with a bridged entrance.
A smaller, trapezoidal quantity clad with brown-stained timber extends outward beneath the higher quantity, offering a terrace to the higher ground.
Home Dokka’s construction is made predominantly from domestically sourced cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (glulam).
This varieties a part of Snøhetta’s wider ambition to make sure the 190-square-metre is low-carbon, with different methods together with using PV panels for power.
“The roof’s angle and course are specifically chosen to optimise photo voltaic power harvesting,” undertaking chief and senior architect Anne Cecilie Haug informed Dezeen.
“For a house, the height hours for power use are within the morning and round time for dinner, so right here, the PV panels are oriented east to west to allow direct power use with out having to retailer the power,” Haug defined.
Inside, Home Dokka’s mass-timber construction is left uncovered, teamed with an abundance of vegetation and expansive openings drawing in daylight.
Black window frames, furnishings and lighting fixtures together with green-toned partitions distinction the picket finishes.
Unfold throughout two ranges, the higher quantity includes an open-plan kitchen, eating room and residing space, in addition to a rest room and primary bed room. In the meantime, an workplace, a second rest room and three extra bedrooms are situated within the decrease quantity.
Picket stairs within the entrance hall lead as much as a 12-metre-square loft with views of the encircling woodland.
The absence of nails utilized in Home Dokka’s timber development course of allows the construction to be simply disassembled and recycled on the finish of its lifecycle.
Established in 1989, Snøhetta is an structure and design studio based by architects Craig Dykers and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen.
Its different just lately accomplished initiatives embrace a hexagonal paver system for city landscapes in addition to an elliptical planetarium knowledgeable by the “motion of the celebs”.
The images is by Robin Hayes.
Undertaking lead: Anne Cecilie Haug
Engineer: Tor Helge Dokka
Collaborators: Kongsberg prosjektservice, Splitkon