New construction of single-family house in Hjuvik just outside Gothenburg.
Nominated for the magazine Architecture's debut prize in 2009.
Published in the prestigious Princeton Press for its innovative use of materials.
The clients wanted a larger house than the budget really allowed. This was made possible by a genuinely simple geometry and common materials; the outer form follows the logic of the shoebox and the layout is as straightforward as possible. It was the size of the rooms that was defined as a luxury and not building materials.
The materials of the facade reflects the different activities inside the house. The ground floor houses mainly bedrooms, private dwelling and non-representative parts. The facades on this floor are clad with the most swedish of facades - the sawn spruce panelling. The upper floor is the representative part of the house clad with a flawless and proper facade material - 5 mm translucent white acrylic plastic or PMMA. The magnificent view is captured with large panoramic windows. A large balcony with a pragmatic steel construction and cheap railing compensates for the lack of outdoor space in connection to the living room.