A TWO-HOUSE VILLAGE
In an idyllic apple orchard framing a high-quality modernist house in Mälarhöjden, an upscale Stockholm suburb, we’ve proposed a small addition consisting of two small houses gathered around a common courtyard. The L‑shaped layout mirrors the shape of the main house which is also wrapped around a protected outdoor space. The new buildings turn away from the existing house creating its own context.
Both houses have simple plans. The bigger one has kitchen and bathroom placed at eighter end with a sleeping loft placed on top of the bathroom. The smaller one is an open space intended to be used as a workspace or an additional bedroom.
The buildings are carried out in a wooden post-and-beam construction on a concrete foundation. The facades are clad in horizontal and vertical wooden panel. Windows and doors are carried out in wood. The roof is clad in galvanized sinus-corrugated sheet metal. The common courtyard is covered with granite slabs save for a stretch facing the street that is left for cultivation.
A wooden trellis surrounds the whole complex helping to separate the courtyard from the rest of the garden and allowing plants to climb to create further privacy.