corrugated aluminum house for mother in sweden corrugated aluminum house for mother in sweden
apr 01, 2014

corrugated aluminum house for mother in sweden

corrugated aluminum house for mother in sweden
all images courtesy of förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF)






‘house for mother’ by förstberg arkitektur och formgivning (FAF), is located in linköping, sweden, and is part of the linköpingsbo 2017 housing exhibition. the dwelling is divided into two parallel volumes slightly shifted from each other, thus creating spaces both in front of and behind the building. oriented to a park in the north, and an alley in the south, the two adjacent gables emphasize the overall theme for the area in general: narrow plots and a variation of housing types. the first form contains the kitchen, dining room and living room, with the bathroom and laundry room housed in a smaller cabin within the structure. the second volume, partly in two levels with a less inclined roof, accommodates  the bedrooms and a small studio. the façades and roof are covered with raw, corrugated aluminum in juxtaposition to the warm interior with an exposed timber structure and walls lined with plywood. the polished concrete flooring folds up along the perimeter of the building and transforms into a bench and shelf.

the living room is divided into two parts by painting the walls and floor white



the kitchen, bathroom and laundry is house within a small interior cabin


living room detail of the concrete bench

the studio has a double height space


studio room detail


the bathroom inside the interior cabin



the reflective exterior



exterior showing the corrugated aluminum facade



exterior illuminated at night




project info:



location: linköping, sweden
floor area: 130 sqm
site area: 325 sqm
project duration: 2013-construction starting aug 2014




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  • Great house! What is the cost to build a project like this?

    clive warwick says:
  • I could live there! I would need to buy a LOT more books to cover that raw plywood. Great.


    JimCan says:
  • Gorgeous design. Although I think the cracking sounds from temperature variations of all that wood will drive you completely insane when you live in it…

    John Patrick says:
  • looks wonderful, but where are the plans?

    raymondo says:
  • yes, scandinavian design is still cool design, unique and essential

    peter dudas says:
  • Must be for summer only. I see no provisions for heat and probably uninsulated. Is this correct?

    Lightmaker says:
  • this cookie cutter building method has been around for quite a few decades, the insulation can come independent or pre-lined into the sheeting

    metalcastles says:
  • Nice project, took me a second to realise they’re renders, will be nice to see photos of the finished project for comparison, plan & section can be viewed on their website, looks like plenty of insulation allowed in there so not just for summer.

    Mark says:

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