The loft has been expanded with five new dormers on either side of the building. On top of two of the dormers, roof terraces have been established.
Projects / Dwelling
Rooftop, Vidars gate 9B, Oslo
In Vidars gate in Oslo, an old dusty loft has become two new apartments.
Architect: R21 Arkitekter
Published 01 Nov, 2017
An old loft in a 1920’s apartment building has been transformed into two new apartments. The loft is renovated and expanded with five new dormers on either side of the building. The height of the dormers brings the light towards the middle of the apartment, where the kitchen connects the dining area and the living room. Each apartment has a roof terrace on top of one of the dormers. All dormers and windows fit the building’s vertical sections. The overall original shape of the roof is preserved, with modest use of colours and materials. As part of the transformation, a hydraulic elevator was added to the building, in the centre of the existing stairwell.