Duplex homes in sync with their habitat
Site-sensitive houses that celebrate living close to others, as well as the outdoors.
Location Sollentuna, Sweden
Area 494.2 M² BOA
Team Frida Öster, Lukas Bidö, Albin Frech, Ana Garcia-Avello Mendez
These three new volumes nestle into the existing slope, accommodating and enhancing the unique plot. Surrounded by pine trees, the design is receptive to available views and daylight, inspiring correspondence between inhabitants and their environment.
In designing these 5 homes, our approach was to create a balance between living with others and parallel to them. The buildings are organised around a communal courtyard in the centre that leads off to the main entrances, while the other side of the buildings provides private outdoor spaces. Offset plans and green buffers act as screens, allowing occupants quiet moments to sit out and read a book or soak up the sunshine.
We used a golden brown palette of materials and fixings to add a homely touch to the crisp, modern facades. The buildings respond to the scale of nearby villas, and offer an fresh take on the prevailing local housing typology, adding variation to the built neighbourhood.