Studio Johannesen

Location : Snarøya, Oslo, Norway
Building type : Studio for a painter
Client : Jens Johannessen
Size : 180 m²
Schedule : Completed 2005. Sketch design for conversion to dwelling 2011
Consultants : Andreas Voraa AS
Primary architects : Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Harald Lode


The building hugs the hill, with a large window wall to the northwest.  The interior space with 6 meters height is lit by this window together with the low slit along the floor to the east.
The exterior is partly clad with large dimensions of Siberian larch wood.

Initial sketches for conversion to a dwelling reveal the flexibility of such a structure.