Garage transformed into modernist library
NOMA Arkitekter
Tjøme, Norway
2016

Garage transformed into modernist library

© Jean Lorentzen, Petter Nordahl

Architects Vincenzo Marchese and Petter Nordahl have recently created an eye-catching library, clad in sustainable Kebony wood, by converting the second storey of a garage in Vestfold, Norway. The building has been given a new lease of life with a clean, contemporary design which enhances the existing architecture, and brings new character to the property as a whole. 

Simple, clean and untreated materials are used throughout, with the interior walls and shelving crafted from birch veneer, polished concrete worktops and the exterior cladding and roof made from Kebony and zinc. Over time, the exposed Kebony will take on a delicate silver-grey patina which will complement the tone of the zinc, while also providing contrast to the bright metal in order to highlight the variation in material. 

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