Rosenhoff Factory Housing

Explore the facts about the project and the architectual drawings


Rosenhoff Fabrikker is a transformation project with 138 apartments in an old factory together with 10 new apartments built on the roof. The elevated location of the building ensures stunning views across the city all the way down to the Oslo Fjord.

Earlier, the factory building from 1936 housed the printing presses from an important industrial era, and history has been a major inspiration for the development of the housing project. The interior structure of the building has been retained. The roof and columns of untreated concrete indicated a rough treatment at the point of departure. The floor was cast in polished concrete, with an integrated water-based under floor heating system.

16.600 m2
Nordicgate Eiendom As
NSW Arkitektur

The conversion of the factory for housing is reminiscent of spectacular warehouse apartments in New York. Lofty ceilings, large expanses of glass and solid structures have provided intriguing and good parameters for the project development. A large, open outdoor area faces south over the raised courtyard with parking underneath. A courtyard garden with magnolia trees and grassy mounds has been created here, providing an attractive outdoor garden area for the residents.

Although most of the apartments are different, they have many features in common, such as a flow of natural light from the courtyard to the street, balconies or French windows, and shared roof terraces. As a rule, the kitchen occupies a central position in the spacious apartments, offering a good view of the living room and facilitating communication. The bedroom and bathroom are placed at the opposite end of the living room. Thus, zones for different functions are created, allowing different activities to take place at the same time even in the smallest apartments.

The rough finish of the interiors creates an industrial feeling in contrast with the modern bathrooms and kitchen that have contemporary standards of comfort. This combination inspires the use of creative and individual furnishing.

Architectual Drawings