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Attic Level Ups Space-Savvy Style of this Serene Scandinavian Home!

A modern home with Scandinavian style and a dark exterior that helps keep the interior warm in chilly winter months; House of Many-Worlds in Oslo, Norway maximizes space in its own unique way. Designed by Austigard Arkitektur, this minimal residence is draped in wood with black or white pigmented beech veneer covering most of the rooms. At its heart is a double height dining area / social and activity zone with a large wooden tale. The 1.5 x 3.0 m table provides plenty of desk space for everyone in the family and becomes the heart and soul of the refreshing interior.

House of Many-Worlds by Oslo, Norway

The double height central zone leads the way towards the kitchen, library and living zone where Nordic design and smart storage solutions hold sway. A dark stairway with built-in storage leads to the attic above which holds a serene and secluded relaxation and reading zone. Half-transparent perforated steel panels turn the attic area into mezzanine level of sorts while creating visual connectivity between the tranquil upper level and the living area below.

Cozy, creative and contemporary this Norwegian home adapts a style that preserves and enhances Scandinavian design without sacrificing modernity and functionality. [Photography: Ivan Brodey / Kaia Brænne]

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Dark exterior of House of Many-Worlds
Classic Nelson pendants are perfect for the Scandinavian style home
Double height lower level social zone with a large wooden table at its heart
Home workspace and study with modern Scandinavian style
Large wooden table creates a vibrant social zone
Lower level of the house with a large window and seat with storage

The loft is designed for sitting and lying, with a wide, multifunctional bench/bed/table and low windows. In a standing position the loft space feels confined, but in a sitting or lying position the space becomes wider, while the proximity of the roof provides a sense of comfort and intimacy.

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Half-transparent perforated steel panels used for the attic level
Space-savvy attic with sitting and relaxing area
Attic level of the House of Many Worlds
Attic level of the house with limited space
Corner window in the kitchen brings in ample natural light
Dark stairway with built-in storage leads to the space-savvy attic level

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