An hour north of Oslo, located on a majestic hill side facing the Norwegian woods and Mjøsa lake, lies the Gjøvik house; a modern and minimal cluster house created by Norm Architects. “The Gjøvik house, consisting of overlapping cubes of different sizes, makes for an intimate and dynamic family home with materials, levels and inbuilt, tailor-made furniture creating a minimal yet warm and secluded feeling. The house gracefully embraces the hill side terrain, merging with its surroundings in a humble and natural manner. Having thoroughly considered the climate in the process of designing the house, the idea behind the cluster style house was to give the home a cosy and inviting feel, where you can truly hibernate while taking shelter from the frigid days of Nordic winter. ”

Credits & source: Norm Architects | images by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.

photos Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

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  • I saw this on Dezeen, not too crazy about it. It’s more like a series of boxes each containing the “perfect” space for that function and then pushed together. It just does not melt together to become more than the sum of its parts as you would expect from architecture.