Note Design Studio, well known to us for their product design, have designed an innovative, sustainable house for an architectural competition organised by Sweden’s Dalsland region and the Swedish architects organisation.
Says Note, “Designing a house, a place to live in has been a recurring topic in our creative sessions at the office. About two months a go we found an architectural competition organised by the Dalsland region and the Swedish architects organisation. The task in the competition was to design a typical house to meet the needs of a modern family´s lifestyle living in a rural region, through a sustainable, modern and innovative architecture to attract more people to build and settle in Dalsland and the western Värmland.”
“The aim is also to challenge the shore protection and preservation of many lakes in the area, and to promote the region that is located close to bigger cities like Oslo, Karlstad and Gothenburg as an attractive living environment.”
“The house is drawn to be built close to the water line and stand raised on stilts like a traditional log cabin to avoid large ground engagement, to protect the high water levels, and for animals and plants as much as possible to get an uninterrupted water line.”
“Placing the house on a wooden pier on piles also allows for a general basis for a coherent house typology, while the house and the bridge is free to place in a great variety of land plots with completely different conditions.”
“The house is constructed with traditional carpentry techniques mixed with the more contemporary material laminated wood. On the upper level the facade is held together to create a private sphere, while the main floor will have a flexible facade which provides full transparency, but also the ability to filter and direct the light through the herringbone shutters.”