claesson koivisto rune: tind prefab houses
claesson koivisto rune: tind prefab houses claesson koivisto rune: tind prefab houses
mar 07, 2013
claesson koivisto rune: tind prefab houses

‘tind house’ by claesson koivisto rune, manufactured in sweden
image © peter guthrie
all images courtesy of claesson koivisto rune



stockholm-based studio claesson koivisto rune have teamed up with manufacturers at fiskarhedenvillan to design a series of pre-fabricated
houses with a distinctly scandinavian aesthetic. the ‘tind’ residences draw their name from the norwegian word for ‘mountain peak’, a conceptual
underpinning informed by the remarkable lack of sharp pointed peaks in scandinavian mountain systems. the softened edges of the range,
shaved during the last major ice age, lend the landscape a particular beauty that finds its way into the architecture in the form of a truncated,
single pitch roof. floor-grazing windows are relegated to major walls and all apertures lie flush with light-drenched interiors. rather than a
perforated volume, the home is a rhythmic composition of built material and void, seamlessly delineated by beveled niches that also disguise the
building’s joists. roof and wall are sharply divided and every vertex is clearly expressed by material changes. despite the various models of kit houses,
every interior is organized by a central entrance way or staircase and seeks to blur notions of interior and exterior. while prefabricated homes have
many historical iterations, the architectural integrity of the ‘tind’ series is preserved through culturally relevant approaches to living.

the three dwelling designs will be officially launched this week in oslo and stockholm and will later be presented along with ceramic manufacturer
globo during milan design week 2013.



the first archetype is a single level, all black residence
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(left): exteriors area rhythm of glazing and rich material
(right): interiors are sun-lit
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interiors are arranged linearly
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open plan spaces optimize flexibility
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interior and exterior are blurred
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living room view of the 2 storey model, with stairs to the left
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dining room on the first level maintains open plan
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the living room in the 3 level model belies the home’s situation on a hillside
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a second level is disguised by the gently sloping roof
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a skylights are fitted into roof niches
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a three storey model fits into a hillside
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the mutli-floor typology retains the flush interior apertures
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elevation type 1



floor plan level 0





elevation type 2 


floor plan level 0



floor plan level 1





elevation type 3



floor plan level -1



floor plan level 0



floor plan level 1



sketch of design development

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