currently under construction in the south of sweden, ‘stedsans in the woods’ is a remote permaculture farm and retreat founded by mette helbæk and flemming hansen. conceived as a ‘lab for discovering better ways to eat, live and connect with nature’, the venue will also include a farm-to-table restaurant and a series of cabins for overnight stays. the 800 square meter site is conveniently situated between the cities of gothenburg, malmö, and copenhagen, and is taking initial bookings from july 21, 2017.


all images courtesy of lendager group

 

 

to design their retreat, helbæk and hansen tasked sustainability experts lendager group with developing the architecture for their ambitious scheme. the project upcycles the site’s existing materials, such as waste wood, old barns, and glass from abandoned greenhouses, to create a development that exists in harmony with the landscape. treading lightly on the terrain, the design team used rammed earth for the buildings’ inner walls, while external façades use stones and boulders uncovered during the excavation process.


14 cabins have been scattered across the site

 

 

the centerpiece of the design is the ‘third space’ — two intersecting glazed triangular prisms that contain a restaurant and a semi-outdoor kitchen. here, guests will eat fish caught from the adjacent lake, with most ingredients coming directly from the farm or the forest. the woods will also house 14 cabins, which have been scattered across the site. each dwelling occupies a unique location in the landscape — some float on the lake, while others hang between the trees.


each modular dwelling occupies a unique location in the landscape


the centerpiece of the design is the ‘third space’


two triangular prisms contain a restaurant and a semi-outdoor kitchen


the restaurant’s ingredients come directly from the farm or the forest

 

 

project info:

 

location: bohult, sweden
area: 800 sqm
customer: stedsans in the woods
partners: stedsans in the woods
status: in progress

 

architect: lendager group
partner in charge: anders lendager
project leader: simon kjems-møller
employees: jørn kiesslinger, maja horvat, noemie jeanne vetterli, sophie daugaard andersen

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  • How would you keep warm? Sweden freezes. You would need triple glazing.

    beachcomber says:

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