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The idea of letting the terrain form the building is a fundamental principle of architecture.
It is, among other things, that the housing should be as small as possible for the environment.
The architects behind this villa in Stockholm wanted the building to be perceived as an extension of the underlying ground.
“The house grows out of the environment in such a way that the lawn forms the roof of the house”, writes architect office RB Architecture in its description of the project.
– The design and location of the house is the result of an analysis we made of the space. We looked at the topography, sun conditions and surrounding roads. We would give the house a back against the two roads and at the same time create a sheltered patio that took in the evening sun, “says architect Rahel Belatchew Lerdell.. no.
The site determined the design
Belatchew Lerdell says that they generally work according to the principle that it is the premise of the site that determines the design of a house.
In this case, they were above a sloping plot of roads on two sides.
We let the different rooms climb up the slope, and the slope’s level difference made the distant part of the house built into the terrain, she explains.
– In parallel, there was a desire to explore other ways of creating volumes where the boundary between different surfaces wiped out; roof goes over to the ground, wall crumbles and landscapes go into a building without interruption.
The only requirement the homeowners asked was how many rooms the house should contain.
– Beyond that I got free hands, says Belatchew Lerdell.
Extension of the terrain
To emphasize the house’s adaptation to the terrain, the architects allowed the roof to grow right out of the ground and covered it with vegetation.
This way the transition between terrain and building is wiped out.
The house is built in a trunk of concrete with a polished facade and a roof covered in sedum.
Land heating is used for heating the villa. The heat is distributed in the floor by means of a heat pump.
– In general, in all our projects, we are looking for solutions for low energy consumption and integrated green areas, emphasizes Belatchew Lerdell.
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