Environmentalist builds functionalist home with sustainable materials Tone Bekkestad, a prestigious lecturer and highly acclaimed environmentalist, has created a home with her husband, and the project architect Solhaug Bolig, that is compatible with their style of living and commitment to the environment.
Located in Billingstad on the outskirts of Oslo, this attractive property is a spacious two-storey detached functionalist house clad in Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, and incorporating large panes of glass throughout which provide a panoramic view of the fantastic surroundings.
Initially a Norwegian catalogue house, this ambitious prefabricated home, supplied by Norhus, took just nine months to construct, despite significant modifications to the existing structure to suit the nature of the plot.
Tone and her husband spent a considerable amount of time working to select the right materials and appropriate technical solutions for their house to ensure the overall maintenance of the house was minimal and the home was environmentally friendly.
As such, Kebony was carefully selected for the wooden façade and the wooden decking because it is a sustainable product that requires no maintenance beyond normal cleaning whilst being durable with a 30 year warranty even in Nordic climates. Text by Lars Bärtås and photo Courtesy of The Communication Group.