Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Villa Håkansson-Tegman in Höllviken, Sweden by Johan Sundberg
May 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Höllviken south of Malmö was originally a seaside resort, but the forested rows of summer houses are continuously being transformed into a carpet of permanent housing. The site is a somewhat complicated corner lot with roads to the north and west.
The client is a middle-aged couple with children who have now left the household. They commissioned a modern and nature-oriented one story house where sensuous qualities were the most important parameters throughout the design process.
The house is angled around an inner garden and, much like the Bergman Werntoft house, rests on the tradition of the Danish atrium house from the 60s and 70s. Three small bedrooms crowd together in the northern wing of the house, while the western wing is a continuous sequence of spaces consisting of a kitchen, dining room, library, living area, and winter garden.
The outer walls along the streets are clad with Pedersen clay bricks working as a screen. During the later part of the day the sun moves to the west of the building. A corner window in the western wing together with a series of openings in the brick screen together create a very different interior light during these hours.
The stucture is a steel-enforced timber frame. Windows and sliding glass doors are made from Schüco aluminum profiles. The front and garage doors are custom made from ammonium smoked oak.
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