The Red House

Location : Oslo, Norway
Building type : Private house
Client : Anonymous
Size : 175m²
Schedule : Finished 2002
Consultants : Walter Jacobsen
Primary architects : Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Roar Lund-Johnsen


The building is placed perpendicular to the nearby river, dramatically crossing one side of the river valley.
The parental part of the house is situated on the top-floor orientated towards the wide southern view, while the children's area on the lower floor faces the river underneath the trees towards north. This double orientation is the basis for the dynamism of the project, and the design is in all dimensions focused on enhancing this theme. The colour reflects the temperament of the client.