Reconstruction and extension of residential areas on an agricultural property called Träslövsläge, south of Varberg.
The project won the first prize among 46 international, the jury selected, projects in the category of sustainable design. The competition is organized annually by the Slovenian magazine Hise. The competing proposals was on display for a month in Ljubljana in 2012.
A large barn and a smaller cottage are situated on the plot. To the south there is an extensive orchard with a rich variety of trees. The buildings are placed in parallel on both sides of a courtyard. Since the clients main building was small and in poor condition the growing family needed more space. In addition to this a large glassed entrance was also required. The solution was to frame the courtyard with a 250 sqm greenhouse and place a smaller 70 sqm building inside. In this way the view of the orchard was saved; you see it through the glass when you enter the courtyard from the street. The total building cost equalled that of a 100 sqm house; the difference in size of the indoor space corresponds to a normal living room. So instead of 30 sqm living room in a conventional house they got 150 sqm of living space in the glazed structure.
Client: Karin and Sven Olav. Size: Glass House 250 sqm, house inside glass house 70 sqm.