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PlayHouse / Street Monkey Architects + Bjerking

  • 23:00 - 28 March, 2015
PlayHouse / Street Monkey Architects + Bjerking
© Robin Hayes Photography
© Robin Hayes Photography

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  • Builder

    Ingrid Westman (Friendly Building)
  • Steel fabrication

    Wieslaw Olowski (Elmot), Jarek Wasielewski (Elmot)
  • Structural Engineer

    Magnus Jönsson (Bjerking)
  • Ventilation

    Wojtek Banda (Exengo)
  • Electricity

    Dan Purra (Exengo)
© Robin Hayes Photography
© Robin Hayes Photography

Text description provided by the architects. This debut project for SMA is on a forested sloping site on an island suburb just outside of Stockholm. The client’s wish was to create a habitat for social and outdoor living, with enough space for the fluctuating number of children required in many Swedish households today.

© Robin Hayes Photography
© Robin Hayes Photography

The challenges from the client were: 1. Create enough space to accommodate the program while remaining generous to the natural beauty of the site. 2. Make it energy efficient and 3. Build it with prefabricated modules.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The solution was a simple L floor plan and a cantilevered second floor. The L floor plan creates three distinct outdoor areas for socializing: a morning garden, a roof terrace and a sunset deck for dining. The second floor cantilever stretches out to make place for the master bedroom while maintaining a volume that still sits light in the landscape.

© Robin Hayes Photography
© Robin Hayes Photography

Thick, well-insulated walls, an air-tight building envelope and solar power reduce the energy demand of the house significantly compared to conventional Swedish construction and the façade materials are rustic and industrial like a piece of old farm equipment.

Section
Section

The result was 6 prefabricated modules placed on site in two days and a very happy family of 5.

© Robin Hayes Photography
© Robin Hayes Photography

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Cite: "PlayHouse / Street Monkey Architects + Bjerking" 28 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/611085/playhouse-street-monkey-architects-bjerking/> ISSN 0719-8884