reiulf ramstad's oslo office features a transparent glass floor
 
reiulf ramstad's oslo office features a transparent glass floor reiulf ramstad's oslo office features a transparent glass floor
feb 09, 2015

reiulf ramstad's oslo office features a transparent glass floor

reiulf ramstad’s oslo office features a transparent glass floor
photography by marte garmann
all images courtesy of RRA

 

 

 

inside a 19th century villa in oslo, reiulf ramstad’s norwegian architecture practice has completed the renovation of the firm’s own work studio. the central feature of the design is an area of glass flooring, which provides a spatial connection between the scheme’s two levels. in addition, the transparency serves as a reminder of the building’s age, by exposing its timber construction. while the studio has been completely modernized, the restoration seeks to both retain and display the previous character of the site.

reiulf ramstad RRA studio at j7 glass floor oslo designboom
the area of glass flooring provides a spatial connection between the scheme’s two levels

reiulf ramstad RRA studio at j7 glass floor oslo designboom
the transparency serves as a visual reminder of the site’s 19th century origins

reiulf ramstad RRA studio at j7 glass floor oslo designboom
the building’s timber structure is exposed

reiulf ramstad RRA studio at j7 glass floor oslo designboom
looking upwards from the lower level of the plan

reiulf ramstad RRA studio at j7 glass floor oslo designboom
a downstairs meeting room

reiulf ramstad RRA studio at j7 glass floor oslo designboom
timber flooring is used throughout the upper storey

reiulf ramstad RRA studio at j7 glass floor oslo designboom
workstations are naturally and brightly illuminated

reiulf ramstad RRA studio at j7 glass floor oslo designboom
workspaces are found at the upper storey (left), while the lower level (right) contains a variety of meeting rooms

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