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Qvarsebo / Summer House in Dalarna

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25-Mar-2015
The requests in this project are obvious yet challenging: Cooking outdoors and indoors. A quiet reading area and a bedroom beneath the stars. All three requests has each been associated with a bay window and then superposed under a roof that turns into a terrace in front of the house. In total there are 8 rooms including two huts, three terraces, 8.5 meter ceiling on a total surface of about 85 sqm.

The project is struggling with an almost contradictory problem; the plot is almost too simple. Views, sun, sea and cow pasture lies to the south. To the north a dense forest. In addition, the plot is completely flat and lacks trees as it was former was a cow pasture. Exploiting the view is obvious but architecture should deal with more than that and let its inhabitants be able to interact with their environment.

The house is a bit like a treehouse for adults. The climb to the top via several levels and offers both view and privacy. From each level of the house you can see
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up to the next, creating a curiosity to continue to climb and once you´re up, the view is breathtaking.

The house is made of wood from inside to the outside. Inside, the ceiling, walls and floors covered with plywood from a closed puzzle factory. Doors and windows are second hand findings and furniture are built on site of plywood. The frame is made of wooden beams forming an A from the foundation to the top. Roof and walls are made from Swedish pine.
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