Parkveien infill housing, Oslo. View from the street.

Parkveien infill housing, Oslo. View from the street.

One of the apartments. Hardwood stair with glass railing, unusually high quality detailing for a housing project.

Living space, seen on entry through the kitchen.


Communal staircase.

The roof terrace.

The roof terrace.

The roof terrace, outdoor shower.

The roof terrace, with a view of the surrounding city.

Parkveien infill. View from the rear yard.

Parkveien infill. View from the street.

Entrance driveway through the building at ground floor level. View towards the street, with passing tram.

“Galleri Infill”, Norway‘s smallest art gallery, in the window facing the street.

Parkveien infill housing. View from the rear yard.

Ground floor plan.

First floor plan.

Second floor plan.

Third floor plan.

Fourth floor plan.

Plan at roof terrace level.

Rendering of roof terrace.

The developer's business idea for this project is based on urban repair and small, awkward sites, so-called “space left over after planning”. The site for this project is a narrow strip between two party walls.

The block comprises nine flats, from 18 to 137 sq.m. Two flats have roof gardens. The plans are compact but well lit, from the front and rear facades and from a central light well. As the site is completely built over, the roof gardens become central to the development strategy in order to provide communal outdoor space.

The material strategy has been to use a limited number of high quality materials: copper, heat treated pine, exposed concrete and painted steel, with oak parquet on the interior floors. The main structure is concrete post-and-beam.


The client was Infill AS / Aspelin Ramm Eiendom. The project received the Oslo Architecture Award for 2012, awarded by the Municipality of Oslo.