A contemporary black wooden house
Designed by Swedish Bornstein Lyckefors Architects, this villa is located east of Gothenburg in Öjersjö. This building is a modest contemporary black wooden house overlooking the beautiful lake of Stora Kåsjön.
Words from the architect:
The leading architect behind the project, Andreas Lyckefors, describes the process: - ”The main challenge was to fit program and volume into the complex context without compromising lake view and privacy issues for the dwelling and doing so in one draw with the pencil. Our client, Max Moreira at Boart Svenska Designhem, lived in a house behind the site of the new building. Adding his concerns to the city’s regulations connected to the site created a small widow to place the house on site.”
Lyckefors continues: - ”We introduced the idea of lifting the landscape and use it as a straight surface to frame the program of the building. That allowed us to create a balance between solitariness and interaction with the surrounding urban texture while it keeping the design together in one gesture. The house is closed towards the street and open to the west and the view. The tilted roof structure also creates a dynamic interior with different heights and levels.”
The Öjersö-house is a wooden house with a solid tree interior. The exterior is boards with black calcimine colour. The dark exterior is put in contrast to the solid wood interior.
The roof has a smooth gradient, leading from the bottom floor containing the garage, towards the main point. The contours of the surrounding landscape is covered in 3 volumes, in cubic forms. The garage, living room and the remaining house acquire extra space because of the porch roof that ends 2,5 floors up into the highest point of the house.
Architect website: bornsteinlyckefors.se
Photo credit: Bert Leandersson
Text courtesy by Bornstein Lyckefors