The SEOPP House Oslo

The upgrade of a 1960s house at Årvoll in Oslo is a pilot of the research project SEOPP – systematic energy upgrade of small houses under the auspices of Sintef. The research project dealt with improved energy efficiency in standard houses from 1960–1990. The detached house at Årvoll shows solutions approximating today's energy requirements for new buildings with greater comfort and new living qualities.




Årvoll, Oslo




2012 – 2016


206 m²




Responsible projecting ARK, responsible applicant SØK

The house is from 1965 and has been upgraded to Enova level 2 corresponding to low energy level, somewhat better than the current requirements. In addition to a strong focus on energy solutions, the house has been given new living qualities such as open solutions, life cycle standard, better space utilisation, living space in the basement and more daylight.

The assignment was to utilise the potential within the framework of the building with as few additions as possible as a future residence for a family with three children. A cold and draughty house was to be given new solutions in order to minimize energy requirements and increase comfort, and the client wanted a new programme for the residence.

The building has achieved a comfortable, stable, good indoor climate throughout the residence, and much lower energy consumption.

Contact person

Karin Hagen

Sivilarkitekt MNAL, Partner

+47 92 81 47 80

Villa Årvoll 01
1/3 Photo: Jiri Havran
Villa Årvoll 05
2/3 Photo: Jiri Havran
Villa Årvoll 04
3/3 Photo: Jiri Havran
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Villa Årvoll 03
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Villa Årvoll 06
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Villa Årvoll 09
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