Six Walls House
The plot just outside Stockholm is located in a scenic area where mostly weekend homes are inserted among pine trees and rocks.

Six Walls House - Courtesy of Mikael Olsson

Six Walls House – Courtesy of Mikael Olsson

Six Walls House became early in the process a working title. The plot is long and narrow and extends between the road and the water. Perhaps as a contrast to the context, we wanted to build the house around a robust and clear material and concrete blocks with cement plaster became an important part. Simple geometry and detailing have been essential in order to build the house within a tight budget.

Six Walls House - Courtesy of Mikael Olsson

Six Walls House – Courtesy of Mikael Olsson

The house consists of six 5.4 meter high walls located along the promenade to the waterfront. The walls are anchored to a closed wall to the north.

Six Walls House - Courtesy of Mikael Olsson

Six Walls House – Courtesy of Mikael Olsson

Privacy. Unobstructed views to the sea. Between some of the six walls, there are cast slabs that divide the rooms horizontally.Room dimensions and relationships are tested and developed with care during the process. The result is a sequence of different types of spaces with specific characteristics. A narrow and tall entrance situation. Generous sized bathrooms. Bedrooms as balconies. Roof terrace among the pine trees. An intimate dining area and a generous living room with abundant light.

Six Walls House - Courtesy of Mikael Olsson

Six Walls House – Courtesy of Mikael Olsson

Project Info.
Architects : Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor
Location : Saltsjo-boo, Sweden
Project Type: Residential
Project Year : 2014
Photographs : Mikael Olsson

 

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