Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur

Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur

Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Exterior Photography, Beam, FacadeHoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Interior Photography, Beam, WindowsHoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Interior Photography, Beam, Arch, ColumnHoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Exterior Photography+ 22

Karlsborg, Sweden
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Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Exterior Photography
© Mikael Olsson

Text description provided by the architects. The Höghult house is a part of a large estate with several old buildings in the middle of the Swedish landscape with old farms, large fields, and endless views over the green forest. The site is steep, with the building on the very top, overlooking the forest and an adjacent lake. The building consists of two equally sized volumes, one closed horizontal timber part, and one open timber framing part. In the closed volume there is a sauna, shower, and bedroom. In the other one, there is a large open room and on both sides of it there is an open patio.

Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Exterior Photography, Beam, Facade
© Mikael Olsson
Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Image 17 of 22
Plan
Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Interior Photography, Beam
© Mikael Olsson
Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Interior Photography, Beam, Windows
© Mikael Olsson

The vision was to add a building to the estate that was both restrained and magnificent at the same time and which had an interaction with the surrounding nature. Simplicity and clarity have been keywords throughout the process. Both parts of the building are made entirely from wood, with old timber techniques that use no nails or screws. The goal was that all additions and materials in the house that were not made of wood be pure, honest, and easy to interpret. The tadelakt, a waterproof lime stone-plaster surface, in the shower and as protection between the fireplace and the timber wall is a dark and shiny contrast to the wooden logs.

Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Interior Photography, Beam, Arch, Column
© Mikael Olsson
Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Interior Photography, Beam
© Mikael Olsson
Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Image 22 of 22
South elevation
Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Exterior Photography, Windows, Brick
© Mikael Olsson

The house is built with traditional techniques that are interpreted in a new way. It might look simple but is surprisingly advanced in the details, the glass in the timber framing part for example is mounted in a completely new way invented together by the carpenter. The construction cannot be done by any carpenter, it requires a lot of experience and special knowledge but at the same time it is very simple and possible to maintain if parts of the wood are damaged over time it is very easy to exchange that part to a similar one. Or why not move the entire building in two hundred years?

Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur - Exterior Photography
© Mikael Olsson

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Cite: "Hoghult House / Fabel Arkitektur" 24 May 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/982391/hoghult-house-fabel-arkitektur> ISSN 0719-8884

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