Forest Croft

House for Guests
Lia­torp, Småland

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.