IKEA:s long-term commitment to their headquarters in Älmhult has led to an influx of highly skilled immigrants from around the world. A couple of londoners has settled down in the small village of Liatorp outside Älmhult and want to build a small house where they can work, house visiting friends and family and arrange workshops.
Our proposal is built on a simple plan structure where the different desired functions are placed alongside each other en suite resulting in a long and narrow body. A loft above the bedroom and bathroom contain a set of extra beds.
The buildings simple volume ties it to the agrarian warehouses of the area. It is carried out in CLT elements clad in facade plywood and a sinus-corrugated sheet metal roof. It is reached via big sliding doors towards the garden which are mirrored on the backside opening the building to a small forested area.