MASSERUD

Estimated completion: 2017
Program: 7,000 m2 housing
Client: Olavsgard Eiendom AS
Entrepreneur: JM/ØMF
Location: Masserud, Lørenskog, Norway
Collaborator: HOLO Design (LARK)

ALL-INCLUSIVE LANDSCAPE

MASSERUD
ALL-INCLUSIVE LANDSCAPE

Estimated completion: 2017
Program: 7,000 m2 housing
Client: Olavsgard Eiendom AS
Entrepreneur: JM/ØMF
Location: Masserud, Lørenskog, Norway
Collaborator: HOLO Design (LARK)
Birdsview perspective

Dark's proposal for a residential development in Masserud Gård calls for an "inclusive landscape principle". That means creating a 7,000 square meters development that follows the curvature of the landscape, connecting the contemporary buildings with a network of paths and small plazas. Three building typologies work together to create pockets of private lawns, gardens and yards, allowing the residents to meet and socialize in the common activity areas.

Sketch showing the view from one of the apartments in B1

Terraced buildings to the south end of the plot overlook lush hiking paths. In the north, three and four-storey buildings are set against the forest to not obstruct views. The entire area is conceived so as to maximize sunlight and views of the surroundings for all residents.

Terraced houses - as one of three residental typologies.
The townhouses are organized around a series of squares and courtyards, where residents can interact.
The apartment block is placed right next to the adjacent forest - to maximize contact with the outdoors.
Siteplan. To the south - terraced houses. To the north - a four-story compact apartment building. And in the middle - townhouses.
Site model
Townhouses
Terraced houses
Floorplan, four-storey apartmentbuilding
Floorplan (top floor), terraced houses
Floorplans, townhouses
Pockets of semi-private - semi-public spaces emerges between the buildings.
The public spaces consists of a series of paths and squares, that connects the area to the adjoining neighborhoods, and allows the residents to utilize on the surrounding nature.
The projects main intention is enhancement of the existing qualities of the landscape, and to maximize contact with nature.
Facades, four-storey apartmentbuilding
Facades, terraced houses
Facades, townhouses
Interior render from an apartment in the terraced houses.
Interior render from a townhouse.