Shift House

A private house completed for and in collaboration with the Architect Julian Kinal.





Julian Kinal




The house is embedded into the hillside and constructed in two sections within a reinforced concrete retaining wall.


The sections are separated by a central external staircase – also concrete. The design looked at a number of prefabricated house build options including CLT but settled on a traditional timber construction. A steel frame was used to create the open plan kitchen and living room areas, a fully glazed front facade and large rooflights.

In costal Norway the house resists large wind and snow loadings.

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