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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.

Villa Kristina in Göteborg, Sweden by Wingårdhs

 
June 24th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wingårdhs

A small house that wants to be big. A small footprint and simple construction means low cost. That’s the idea when we set about designing a house for a young couple on a site surrounded by other single-family homes on the west side of Gothenburg.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

  • Architects: Wingårdhs
  • Project: Villa Kristina
  • Location: Göteborg, Sweden
  • Photography: James Silverman
  • Construction: Wooden ballon frame
  • Façade:  Silicone treated softwood
  • Builder: Alfredssons Bygg & Fastighetsservice AB
  • Lot area:  897 square meters (9700 sqf)
  • Net area: 182 square meters (1960 sqf)
  • Main building: 161 square meters (1730 sqf)
  • Storage and terrace: 21 square meters (230 sqf)
  • Year of construction: 2013-2014

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

We turn inward with an atrium scheme, away from the view of—and from—the neighbors. The nicest view is toward the mature trees and the exposed bedrock in the southwest, so we open the courtyard up on that side.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

The building is perched lightly on piers, hovering a half-meter over granite bedrock honed by the ice age. That means that to reach the building we need a stair and a ramp (accessibility requirement) along the blank northeast side. The elevated floor of the atrium courtyard is built up of decking over beams, with steps down to the surrounding terrain.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

On the inside, it’s the outside that dominates. The narrow kitchen with its long table is always a part of the changing seasons that play out in the courtyard. Floor-to-ceiling glass and broad sliding doors help erase the boundary between inside and out. Okay, it’s a cliché—but it works.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

There’s a steep ladderway up to the workroom (yes, there’s a glimpse of the sea from up there) and a shallow, almost monumentally processional stair up to a roof terrace. Additional rooms could be built around the courtyard if needed in the future to accommodate a bunch of children.

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

The entrance wall is thickened to hold a fireplace (the chimney is part of the roof landscape) with a built-in sofa, a room for collections, the kitchen (back-to-back with the exterior mechanical room), and an air-lock entry with guest bathroom.

The exterior is clad entirely in whitewashed (Sioo treated) smooth-planed spruce. It will age to a pale gray.

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Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

Image Courtesy © James Silverman

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