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No.5 House in Saltsjö-Boo / Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

No.5 House by Claesson Koivisto Rune

No.5 House by Claesson Koivisto Rune

The Swedish architects designed this house for a graphic designer and his family. The starting pint for this modest-looking bungalow was a geometric volume where the inside was as important as the outside. If you wish – an inverted volume. A box with a series of openings, or a space with a series of closures.

No.5 House by Claesson Koivisto Rune

No.5 House by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Here is what the architects explain:

A grid was established that was based on standardised dimensions for building materials. The grid was then superimposed on the box. From this grid was created the basic room structure. Each room then had one of it’s four sides completely glazed. The result contained three bedrooms and one larger living/dining space with kitchen.

Kitchen and living room

Kitchen and living room

The bedrooms are basically open towards one cardinal point each, leaving one opening in each façade. So even though the bedrooms are small the surrounding landscape is always a part of the space, making the sense vast rather than small. The bathroom, which has no wall opening, has a roof window instead. There is a glazed doorway from the living area to a partially walled terrace, creating an outdoor room that is open to the sky at one end and open to the view at the other.

Open roof light

Open roof light

Openings and closures

Openings and closures

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