Johan Sundberg Arkitektur designs Hygrometern housing in Sweden

Johan Sundberg Arkitektur designs Hygrometern housing in Sweden

Swedish follow Johan Sundberg Arkitektur has accomplished a cluster of timber-clad housing blocks in Ystad, Sweden, with facades of folding glass screens that permit their balconies to be become sheltered winter gardens.

Referred to as Hygrometern, the cluster of 4 blocks supplies a mix of 20 two and three-bedroom mid-budget residences on a sloping web site overlooking the Baltic Sea.

Exterior image of Hygrometern surrounded by wild plants
Hygrometern is a group of housing blocks that had been designed by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur

The challenge marks a change in scale for Lund-based Johan Sundberg Arkitektur, which is healthier identified for designing luxurious villas and vacation houses, usually in shut collaboration with their house owners.

“We’re proud and glad in regards to the acknowledgment we obtain for our luxurious villas. However as we imagine that good areas can change folks’s lives for the higher, we’re increasing our follow to multi-family housing tasks,” mentioned founder Johan Sundberg.

“[Our] tackle mid-budget, multi-family housing resulted in accessible but distinctive dwellings proving that excellent structure may be achieved with modest means,” he continued.

Exterior image of Hygrometern from an interior courtyard
The event is comprised of 4 blocks

Hygrometern is organised into two sq. blocks on the east of the positioning and two lengthy, rectilinear blocks at its centre, with the area in between every used to create planting and shared out of doors areas missed by the residences.

Raised on a stepped concrete plinth, every two-storey block encompasses a devoted entrance into every house, with walled gardens for these on the bottom ground and deeply recessed balconies for the first-floor dwellings.

Exterior image of Hygrometern and its metal staircases
The buildings are clad in wooden

Whereas the doorway to the ground-floor residences is thru their entrance gardens, the first-floor areas are accessed through galvanised metal staircases on the rear, which result in a small space of deck entry with further seating.

“The programme is unfold throughout 4 distinct volumes, the place the interstices type human-scaled out of doors areas,” mentioned the follow.

“A various vary of sight traces, out of doors areas and examine contribute to the spatial qualities throughout the residences,” it continued.

Easy floorplans organise the dwelling, eating and kitchen space on the entrance of the residences opening onto the entrance backyard or balcony and bedrooms on the rear, minimising the necessity for corridors.

One elevation of every block is comprised of a folding glazed display in entrance of the balconies or gardens, with the remaining elevations clad in skinny, ribbed picket panelling.

Interior image of a kitchen area at Hygrometern
Shared dwelling areas are organised round balconies

“The folding glazed partitions, so essential to the looks of the facades, got here as one of many many enhancements typical to tasks the place the architect performs an energetic position in the course of the building part,” mentioned the follow.

“Initially thought-about as an elective component to be put in with the customer’s want, the partitions had been unanimously accepted, permitting the recessed balconies to grow to be sheltered winter gardens,” it continued.

Exterior image of a screened balcony at the residential housing block
Folding glazed screens line the balconies

In Hyrgometern’s minimalist interiors, residents had been free to customize fittings within the kitchens and bogs in response to a pre-selected color palette of pale and pastel tones.

Different tasks lately accomplished by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur embrace a minimalist timber barn on a historic farm in Skåne, and a timber-clad villa near a Swedish pine forest surrounded by terraces for following the solar.

Pictures is by Markus Linderoth.