Minimalism and cozy style never seem to go along well when it comes to architecture and interior design. But the architects of the famous Danish studio Norm Architects, have succeeded in creating a home where the minimal style is really cozy at the same time.
It is the project of a beautiful family house located in the city of Gjøvik, one hour from Oslo, and with a view on Lake Mjøsa and the surrounding forest.
The property consists of six interconnected blocks that create a “broken-plan” layout where the areas of the house are freely defined by angles and level changes. The six blocks are covered with wood and fit perfectly into the surrounding environment.
The interiors are characterized by a minimal style but at the same time extremely welcoming. The furniture is minimal and essential and the floors are in concrete (polished in the living room and mat in the kitchen to underline also the change of function) but everything is made warm by the wood, chosen by the architects for most of the furniture, for the kitchen and as a covering for some walls. The rest of the walls have been painted in a soft gray color and with a material effect that contribute in making the house bright but warm at the same time. Gray was also chosen for the fabrics, from the curtains to the beautiful Mags sofa by Hay.
In short, a Nordic cozy minimalism that won me over.
If you liked this project, I had already talked about Norm Architects here.