Flesaasveien: Elegant Timber Villas Nestled in Oslo

Oslotre Arkitekter‘s two-villa project on Flesaasveien in Oslo, Norway, showcases a harmonious blend of contemporary design and seamless integration with the surrounding landscape. Boasting a simple yet striking architectural approach, the villas feature a combination of curves and straight lines, offering a refreshing and modern aesthetic. Carefully designed to preserve views from the existing house while providing privacy, the properties maximize natural light and scenic vistas towards the distant fjord.

Modern wooden and glass exterior with a spacious deck and lush garden surroundings.
A cozy, modern living room with warm wooden furniture, large windows, and a copper pendant lamp.
Bright, open-plan kitchen and living area with large windows offering scenic views.
Warm, minimalist kitchen with wood-paneled walls, track lighting, and built-in shelving.
Wooden staircase leading to bright, minimalist upper level with shelving and decor.
A modern wooden structure with large windows surrounded by lush greenery.
A modern wooden structure with an illuminated entryway, set against a dark blue sky.

About Flesaasveien – Two villas

Nestled in the lush greenery of a residential neighborhood north of Oslo, Norway, the Flesaasveien project showcases a stunning pair of modern villas. Designed by the acclaimed Oslotre Arkitekter, these dwellings seamlessly integrate with the sloping terrain, offering a refreshing blend of curves and straight lines.

Preserving Vistas, Ensuring Privacy

Thoughtfully positioned, the villas are crafted to preserve the views from the existing house while providing privacy for their inhabitants. The western villa features a grand entrance with a double-story height, leading to an open living and kitchen area with its own terrace, embraced by a sloping timber wall. Upstairs, the bedrooms overlook the serene garden.

Embracing Organic Elegance

The second villa boasts a spacious kitchen with morning light filtering through birch trees and a living area that opens up to the scenic view. Both the elevated base and the top floor contain bedrooms, with a smaller living room connected to the integrated terrace on the top floor.

Timeless, Sustainable Materials

The exterior of these villas is clad in untreated heartwood pine, with rounded outer corners creating a dynamic yet soft and fluid appearance. Constructed using Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), the exposed timber surfaces inside foster an organic and warm atmosphere. Over time, the heartwood facade will naturally grey, blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

Harmonious Integration with Nature

Terraces are strategically integrated into the villa’s floor plans, optimizing views and sunlight exposure while maintaining privacy from neighboring houses. The meticulously landscaped garden showcases native flora, supporting local biodiversity and further enhancing the project’s harmony with its natural surroundings.

Designed in 2021, the Flesaasveien project exemplifies the intersection of architectural elegance, sustainable design, and contextual sensitivity, offering a captivating residential experience in the heart of the Oslo suburbs.

Photography courtesy of Oslotre Arkitekter
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- by Matt Watts