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The site is localized in a transition zone between the block structure of Grünerløkka and the green landscape of the Aker River. The shape of the building is motivated by a desire to create a closure of the block towards the Aker River. The building embraces the nearby building lines and continues these. Some of the corners of the building and transitions are faceted to mute the volume effect and to give the building an independent expression. The largest of the facettes in the south direction, gives space for the canopy of an old beech.

The building contains three main types of dwellings:
-           Two studio apartments at street level with limited space and generous headroom
             (about 3,2 m)
-           10 two bedroom apartments from 2nd to 6th floor. These have a flexibly adapted
             plan so one easily can decide wether to have one bedroom with an extra large
             livingroom or two bedrooms, and kitchen as an open or closed space
-           Two large apartments of two plans on the 7th and 8th floor

Under construction.

The flats opens toward the river and the city. The trees reflects the changing seasons into the interior

Project: Riverside housing block
Programme: 14 dwellings and a café
Type: Commission
Client: USBL
Location: Grünerløkka, Oslo (NO)
Period: 2008-
Status: Under construction