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Background: Putsegården is the only remaining farm from the agrarian history of the region at a site populated since antiquity with a 14th-century church as one of its closest neighbours. The intention of the municipality, when they started working on a new detailed development plan, was to preserve Putsegården. The means to carry the costs of the intended restoration was to create the possibility to build a new multi-family dwelling. Design: One of the greatest challenges of this project was to handle the exploitation needed to make the project financially tenable. A new approach to the assignment, where the form of the building itself became the heart of the project, proved to be the winning way, as it got the approval of both the municipality, the church and the local folklore society. The addition of a new historical layer has served as both a link and a border between two existing time epoques and the form of the building has created an improved spacial configuration for the surrounding area. The poor technical status of the buildings led to a process where the buildings were stripped down, carefully documented and then rebuilt with the support of a photo documentation from the Historical museum dated back to 1948. View more View full description
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