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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.

The Hemnet Home in Swedes by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

 
May 30th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

A home built by two million Swedes, the Hemnet Home is a data experiment to lead the way for a new type of architecture. After analysing 200 million clicks and 86 000 properties on Hemnet, Sweden’s most popular property site, Hemnet asked Tham & Videgård to create Sweden’s statistically most sought after home.

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: The Hemnet Home
  • Location: Swedes
  • Team: Bolle Tham, Martin Videgård, Johannes Brattgård.
  • Client: Hemnet
  • Size: 120 sqm
  • Price: 300.000 Euro
  • Year: 2014-2015

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The house is in short based on two parts. A direct interpretation of Big Data statistics from all the Hemnet users gave an average value that determined the measurable properties of the home including size, price, number of rooms, bathrooms and floors. To this Tham & Videgård have added a reading of the Swedish house condensed into two iconic types: the red wooden cottage that represents history, local resources, crafts and national building traditions, and the white functionalist box which stands for modernity, optimism, industrial development, the welfare state and international ideals. The aim was then to create an architecture that combines the statistics with the features of the two iconic types – the rationality of the functionalistic box combined with the quality of craftsmanship and material presence of the Falu red cottage.

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The result is partly a mathematical translation of the statistical 1.5 floors within a cubic volume which is fully utilised by fitting in a terrace and a double height void on the upper level. This corresponds to statistics which indicate a desire for a balcony/terrace and an open kitchen, which Tham & Videgård have interpreted to make the kitchen one of the home’s most important social spaces, emphasised with a double floor to ceiling height and the inclusion of space for both dining and stairs. A terrace is inscribed within the cube and thus provides a sunny terrace protected from the wind and also offering privacy. This is beneficial, particularly for denser housing areas. The kitchen’s extra floor to ceiling height together with one large window placed in each room combines into a simple and energy-efficient construction filled with generous daylight and a spacious interior.

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

The facade is made of standard wooden boarding mounted onto a curved nailing batten to achieve a well crafted character and material presence inspired by the heritage of carefully detailed timber architecture. The wave shaped facade panels create an enhanced depth and shadow effect. The exterior is painted entirely with traditional Swedish Falu red colour.

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Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

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