Saltviga Home / Kolman Boye Architects
Textual content description offered by the architects. The Saltviga Home is a leisure residence constructed out of oak and Douglas off-cuts from Dinesen’s ground manufacturing. The home blends subtly into the boreal forest on the Norwegian southeastern shoreline adapting to the particulars of the native panorama. By combining ennobled timber scraps with a reassessment of historic constructing vocabularies, the Saltviga Home employs an up to date architectural language of useful resource effectivity.
In our latest initiatives and in our educating and analysis, we have now come throughout Dinesen supplies as each the standard flooring and as scrap, a leftover, an off-cut from the manufacturing of made-to-measure flooring. Making and considering with these leftovers from the manufacturing gave rise to the notion of creating a constructing of them as a sympathetic manner of utilizing and ennobling scrap supplies that will in any other case have been used as firewood. Apart from being stunning the off-cuts are low in embodied carbon and will supply an alternative choice to extra generally used and extra carbon-intensive supplies.
The concept of utilizing the leftovers for a home was developed in a mixed technique of sorting consultant pallets of fabric from the manufacturing to categorise measurement, amount, and high quality in addition to by way of the constructing of a number of 1:1 mock-ups, researching stacking and layering combos along with technical properties and experiential results. Differing from conventional cut up picket shingles utilized in Norway, the analysis into these sawn timber planks resulted in an easy but complicated strategy that required conventional materials data in addition to a substantial course of growth to make it work in a well timed and economical style.
The manufacturing and meeting of the timber parts for the constructing drew on the collective data of the concerned carpenters, joiners, and suppliers. Within the manufacturing, every of the 12.000+ particular person oak off-cuts from Dinesen’s ground manufacturing was pre-cut to measurement with minimal waste, pre-drilled, and pre-treated with tar at our carpentry earlier than being transported to the location. Within the meeting of the facade on website, every particular person oak component required exact dealing with and 20 000+ stainless-steel screws for fastening, reinforcing the sturdy, assembled, and layered character of the cladding.
The ensuing constructing negotiates a panorama of rocks, lichen, ferns, conifers, and deciduous timber on a bluff, dealing with the ocean of Skagerrak on the southeastern coast of Norway. Avoiding reshaping the terrain, the constructing is meticulously tailored to the north-east sloping floor, forming three volumes which are located on 5 totally different ranges. Outdoors, the three volumes create two distinct areas separated by an openable wind barrier: a courtyard in the direction of the forest that is protected against the wind and an open deck in the direction of the ocean which holds views by way of an present pruned “window-band” within the conifers.
Inside, every area has a definite quantity and ceiling peak, with the central hallway giving clear views by way of the entire home and the home windows, stretching the complete size of the facade in the direction of the ocean, bringing unity and coherence to the totally different ranges. The place the outside oak cladding will flip silvery-grey over time and mix in with the slate and granite panorama, the inside Douglas cladding is stored in a barely hotter, whitish hue, balanced by the impartial screed flooring.