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  5. Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter
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  7. Snabba Hus Västberga / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter

Snabba Hus Västberga / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter

  • 02:00 - 5 July, 2017
Snabba Hus Västberga / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter
Snabba Hus Västberga / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter, © Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

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  • Contributing Architects / Team

    Matteo Giammartini, Ana Rosales
  • Contractor

    My First Home AB
  • Client

    Svenska Bostäder AB
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

Text description provided by the architects. Snabba Hus Västberga is the second in a series of projects designed by Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter that utilizes off-site prefabrication techniques to provide affordable rental apartments for young people in Stockholm. The apartment buildings achieve sophistication at a low cost through the careful use and adaptation of standardized materials and methods. The project offers a timely solution for the growing housing shortage in Stockholm 

© Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

The six buildings were placed across the site to create a shared central courtyard. A system of prefabricated concrete structural elements support 280 apartments which have been assembled offsite. The ground floor accommodates larger family apartments as well as various auxiliary functions such as laundries, storage rooms, bicycle parking, and shared studios for flexible use and events. The compact apartments have generous glazing and balconies that are oriented inwards to the private courtyard. Semi-external corridors wrap the outer face of the building and are enclosed through alternating opaque polycarbonate and vertical aluminium slats. The corridor walls are treated with a chequered pattern of painted and raw concrete which is seen from the street. The three entrances, enclosed by raw glass, are located at the corners of the site, promoting movement throughout. Custom corridor lights and stair rails compliment the palette of standard prefabricated components used in general.

© Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin

In June 2017, Snabba Hus Västberga was awarded the prestigious “Golden Room” award, Stockholm Architects’ Association Prize, issued by Architects Sweden annually to an individual or practitioner whom has progressed the field of architecture in Stockholm. The project was recognized for its considered approach to Stockholm’s housing shortage through prefabricated, high-quality but low-cost apartments that are able to be relocated for future use.

© Johan Fowelin
© Johan Fowelin
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Snabba Hus Västberga / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter" 05 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/875086/snabba-hus-vastberga-andreas-martin-lof-arkitekter/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Johan Fowelin

高质量低成本——法国预制公寓 / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter