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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Refugium by a staircase in Lake Vättern, Closeto Omberg by Petra Gipp Arkitektur

 
February 19th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur

The promenade begins at the entrance to the house, continues through the volume and leads on down to the water. A column of light, through the roof, allows the light of the sky to flow down the concrete wall that goes straight through the building.  A wall that embraces the stairs and allows for a fireplace at the edge of the cliff.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Petra Gipp Arkitektur
  • Project: Refugium by a staircase
  • Location: Lake Vättern, Closeto Omberg
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Structural engineer: Structor Malmö – Peter Bojrup, Mikael Rosengren
  • Electricity, security: Jarl Magnusson AB – Åke Lindberg
  • Plumming: Avlopp och Kretslopp AB – Anna Stridh
  • Contractor: Wilzéns Byggtjänst AB
  • Area: 116sqm
  • Project year: 2011-2013

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

The cast-in-place concrete stairs create ledges for cultivation and rest on their way down the cliff towards Lake Vättern.

A sculptural volume, where indoor ledges adapt to the levels of the natural surroundings where no distinction between wall and roof is made. A concentrated structure where the inner sequences of space form a clear boundary between inhabitable and untamed nature. The huge panes of glass meeting nature become like thin membranes.

To engage with nature with humility, to leave nature as untouched as possible is a fundamental decision.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Image Courtesy © Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Image Courtesy © Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Image Courtesy © Petra Gipp Architect

Image Courtesy © Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Image Courtesy © Petra Gipp Arkitektur

Image Courtesy © Petra Gipp Arkitektur

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