House K

tva-housek-05House K in Stocksund, Djursholm. Nominated as the best Nordic project, 2005.

House K is a thin block with cut-outs for light, double-heights and a roof terrace. Using the full width of the property it separates the front yard facing East from the garden in the South-West.

tva-housek-03The house is built as a three-dimensional puzzle, where the double-height spaces mark the dining and living rooms. The interior forms one continuous space across two levels. As a result, movement through the house is characterised by visual shortcuts, spaces and overlapping activities. The upper level leads on to a rooftop terrace with sweeping views over Djursholm.

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The shallow block provides spaces that can introduce light from several directions. This is enhanced by the two double-heights that also guide views diagonally through the house. The interior is finished with white plaster, and all floors and wooden details are white ash.

tva-housek-02Facades are stained black  plywood panels, mounted in layers on a slowly grown pine framework.

tva-housek-06The main structure is in-situ cast concrete. This is exposed in the cantilevered entrance canopy, which is only seven centimetres thick.