We’ve built you a better ArchDaily. Learn more and let us know what you think. Send us your feedback »

Garden house / Tham & Videgård Hansson

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson
  • Location: Södermanland County, Sweden
  • Architects In Charge: Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård Hansson
  • Client: Private
  • Site Area: 1,006 m2
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008

Garden house / Tham & Videgård Hansson Garden house / Tham & Videgård Hansson Garden house / Tham & Videgård Hansson Garden house / Tham & Videgård Hansson

From the architect. The client wanted a garden, the actual reason why they decided to move from their duplex apartment in central Stockholm to this country side location at lake Mälaren. Consequently we proposed a house conceived as an integrated vertical addition to the garden, where indoor and outdoor spaces gradually blend and interact.

The triangular foot print is the result of a steep slope that diagonally crosses the site. With one of the long facades facing south we also managed to eliminate a pure northern façade. This further helped the idea of plants climbing high on the oversized trellis that cover some of the windows so that in time they will become hidden within the greenery.

A double height winter garden also function as a natural pre-heating of fresh air. The roof terrace offers very long views over the nearby hills towards lake Mälaren.

Construction is all wood, both structure and finishes.

Cite:"Garden house / Tham & Videgård Hansson" 30 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/32806/garden-house-tham-videgard-hansson/>