claesson koivisto rune compose red curves in fagerstrom house
 
claesson koivisto rune compose red curves in fagerstrom house claesson koivisto rune compose red curves in fagerstrom house
jun 07, 2013

claesson koivisto rune compose red curves in fagerstrom house

claesson koivisto rune compose red curves in ‘fagerström house’

photo © Åke E:son Lindman

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claesson koivisto rune designs the ‘fagerström house’ as a secluded residence on a small garden city plot in sollentuna, sweden. the focal point of the yard is a singular oak tree, around which the dwelling bends like a sapling. bounded by property lines and setbacks, the form was conscious design decision to optimize the available space and respect the site’s flora. its gentle curvature provides privacy from neighbors and creates a flow of activity through the home. shared family spaces are open to one another on the first floor. this unity is echoed in the monolithic marble floor, laid perpendicular to the arc in a fanned pattern. one end of the volume consists of two stories with private rooms closed off from the rest of the house. to reach this level one processes along a contoured stair, accented in red. at the end of this floor, a balcony overlooks the living room, which then opens to the outdoors with a large picture window. all of the openings are conscientiously placed to limit views to the neighbors. the few glazing areas are large, maximizing infiltration of daylight and views of the yard. the palette for the facade is informed by swedish children’s book ‘where’s the tall uncle’s hat?’. the result is a unique gradient composition of wooden boards varying in width according to the intensity of color from thin dark red to wide ochre that complements the change of season to autumn. the whole project is completed with a roof that slopes away from the street and the inner curve, sculpting a variety of sections from one end to the other.

 

 

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inspired by a swedish children’s book, the facade ranges in color from dark red to ochre

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the two story height of the house at the street gives it prominence along the road

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the house is designed to bows gently around a singular oak tree on the site

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the subtle curvature impels a steady flow around and through the house

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(left): a red bookshelf accents the living room

(right): the shallow contour and incline of the stairs create the perception of precessing through the space

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the upper level ends in a balcony over looking the double-height living room

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(left): private spaces (bedrooms and bathrooms) are located upstairs

(right): the theme of the woods continues in the bathroom

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large glazing areas look out onto the landscape, not neighboring houses

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rooms used by the whole family flow into one another around the curved space

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strategically located windows protect the family’s privacy, and wash the interior with daylight

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project info:

 

project name: fagerström house

location: edsviken, sollentuna, sweden

architect: claesson koivisto rune architects

project group: mårten claesson, eero koivisto, ola rune, lotti engstrand

building area: 270 m2

built: 2012

client: fagerström family

builder: komponent byggen ab

construction: wood

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