Overview

"The houses are not just houses, but rather a work of art that is about type houses, the edge of the forest and the freedom of the periphery."

Dan HallemarArkitektur magazine
In Vetlanda, Sweden, a group home for six multi-handicapped youths is located. Besides that we have put a great focus on adapting the design for disabled people's specific needs, the dwellers expressed a strong wish for the building not to have the appearance of a large complex but rather to relate to the scale of surrounding villas and farmhouses. Therefore we designed each dwelling with its own pitched roof, giving a contemporary form through a reinterpretation of existing context. The houses are gathered around a common dining room. The plans where implementing the latest research developed by master students and professors at the Chalmers School of Architecture. The design is tailored to a strict budget and time frame.
  • Status : Completed 2011
  • Client : Vetlanda Municipality
  • Budget : 16950 SEK/sqm
  • Sustainable : Low-energy housing, geothermal heating
  • Programme : Housing (696 sqm)
  • Site : Vetlanda, Sweden
  • Team : Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky, Margherita Castellani, Josefina Högberg
  • Project's Link : Slideshow Private Housing

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