House in Drammen

Ask og Eng (Kine Ask Stenersen and Kristoffer Eng) is a design studio, which designs and built custom made minimalist kitchens. Their favourite material is bamboo, the fastest growing plant, which stems matures in only 5-6 years.

For this house in Drammen, Kine and Kristoffer custom built a monochrome dark kitchen made from their favourite bamboo. Together with wooden walls and ceiling, the low neat kitchen makes the house open, warm and somewhat Japanese.

Notes on bamboo: Bamboo, which is actually a type of grass, grows significantly faster than trees – up to a meter per day. This means that the bamboo is ready to be harvested after 4-6 years – in comparison to trees that use about 50 years. During growth, bamboo absorbs more Co2 than is released during production, something that makes it Co2 neutral over the complete lifecycle. And it grows this fast without using any pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers. (from

Photos: Ask on Eng official page

Check also interview with the couple in Cereal Magazine here.

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