V-House. Entrance level roofdeck with a view.
The house is conceived as two landscapes: one in concrete, anchored to the sloping site, and one in steel, folded to form the main living spaces. These two material systems meet in a rupture, a ”cleft” penetrating both, which leads light from the south-facing entrance down to the north-facing living space.
The plan is simple – the spatial complexity appears in the section. Rather than contained spaces, V-House offers a continuous surface for social action. The variety of spatial relationships combines with the natural terrain and takes in the Norwegian landscape and the fjord from all sides.
V-House was awarded the A.C. Houen Fund Diploma in 2012, and the Steel Construction Award in 2005.