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This is an interesting and eye-catching house designed by Swedish trio Claesson Koivisto Rune. We’re really into the integrated red bookcase and staircase that flow into the red wood floor upstairs. The bathrooms are tiled (floor, walls and ceiling) with different patterns from Marrakech Design’s collection by Claesson Koivisto Rune. They are amazing, right!?
“The client had split his garden city plot in two and moved the old house to one. The other had a more embedded position, including a big old oak tree in the middle which he wanted to preserve. The gross building allowance had to be fully exploited in order to create a large enough home for the growing family.
“The curved L-shape stems completely out of the zoning regulations. The actual bend gives the house an interior spatial flow that would have been broken if we’d chosen a sharp corner. The curving of course also makes for an iconic and sculptural exterior – something that the client specifically requested.
Another distinctive feature is the facade colour. Vertical boards are painted in different Falun red shades. An irregular transition from ocher (wide boards) to dark red (narrow boards) happens from the bedroom end to the living room end. The inspiration for the colour mixture was taken from the Swedish children’s book “Where’s the Tall Uncle’s Hat?”.
All openings / glazing is carefully placed so that visibility from neighbours is avoided. This also creates a feeling that the house is located in a place far more sparsely populated than the area in reality is.” – CKR
Photos: Åke E:son Lindman