Location: Larvik, Norway
Built Area: ca. 250 ㎡
Status: Concept design
Credits: Lars Nixdorff, Volker Rohde with ArchiGlobe, Johan Bettum, Anton Savov
Structural Consultants: Bollinger-Grohmann Ingenieure, Oliver Tessmann, Simon Ruppert
Villa P evolves around the challenges of a complex figure ground relation. The site of the design study is located at the shore of the Larvik Fjord in Norway, with a very distinct rocky topography and a bunker as special obstacle.
The conceptual idea is to create a floating body, detached from the complex site-location, creating a seam between building and landscape.
The design translation of Villa D creates a cantilevered hull, structurally depending on an internal blade-wall that turns into a spatial organizing element with embed functions. In the area of the vertical circulation it turns into a column, and thus creating the only ground-touching element of the structure.