Blurred & distributed thresholds

Housing and public integration at Carl Berner

Oslo is expanding rapidly. The task of supplying good internal spatial organization, and to preserve and enrich urban situations, has in many ways become the responsibility of developers and contractors.

Adding functions to housing projects can be a way of integrating them into public settings. Extending the city floor through these projects can also allow for generous outside spaces for residents and the local communities.

The site is located near Carl Berners Square, connecting to its infrastructure and a multitude of local shops. The housing complex encompasses an internal courtyard that stretches out to the public, sheltered by commercial and private functions in the perimeter of the project.

A farmers market lies in the core of the courtyard, working as a destination for local shop owners and neighbours. The housing units are shallow or have a dual orientation, and all units have open, flexible plans.

Magnus Ø. Schive  |  mschive@online.no | www.cargocollective.com/magnusschive | +47 934 33 494