A house for a young family with small children, positioned on a challenging plot with a steep slope and protruding bedrock.
An elongated box based on standardised dimensions for building materials. Divided into three bedrooms, one larger living/dining space with kitchen and a bathroom. Each room then has one of its four sides completely glazed. Basically open towards one cardinal point each, leaving one opening in each facade.
The surrounding landscape is always a part of the space. The bathroom, which has no wall opening, has a roof window instead. There is a glazed doorway from the living area to a partially walled terrace, creating an outdoor room that is open to the sky at one end and open to the view at the other. Our mental image of the project was that of a Chinese puzzle-box.
Location Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden
Clients Kajsa and Markus Moström
Project team Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune, Deta Gemzell
Contractor P Lööf AB
Structure/Materials wooden structure and facade
Total floor area 150 m2