The detached house replaces a demolished villa on Vettakollen in Oslo. The property borders to the forest to the north and offers great views over the city and the Oslofjorden. The house is concentrated on the rear part of the site to be perceived as a "house in the woods" while receiving great sun conditions throughout the year. The accommodation consists of two main volumes that both intersect and are interlaced to utilize the roof of the lower volume as a terrace and an outdoor living area. The house has been designed to give a modern look with materials such as dark stained wood in combination with untreated wood, glass, concrete and slate; a colour nuance which adapts the plot and who gets the measure to slip into its surroundings. The garage is placed partially into the ground and covered with drywall. The building has been carefully adapted to the topography of the site to limit large embankments and cuts to the terrain.