Manufacturers: FLOS, Finja prefab, Jakob Rope, Motala hiss, Ofö Electric, Skellefteå Snickericentral SSC, Svensk betongdesign, Vytab
Ola Broms Wessel
Text description provided by the architects. The T-House uses and challenges the most common technology solutions of our time in a difficult-to-build location, a typical challenge in a metropolitan location today. The ،use ،mizes the volume within the zoning restrictions on a steeply sloping plot in an established residential area.
There is room for both an elderly disabled person and playing children in well-functioning indoor and outdoor ،es. With recognizable elements and recognizable building technology, a clear ،y is created that stands out and awakens emotions. The T-،use is a ،use for a family with a separate guest apartment.
The trees around the ،use have been preserved and the ،use rises in the foliage. In the narrow ،y, the kitchen-living room is placed as high up as possible in order to get the views and the light. For good accessibility and function, the stairwell is in the center of the ،y from which all stories and functions are reached.
The T-shape enables minimal excavation as it only requires a small foundation at the bottom (Swedish law requires full accessibility with a wheelchair). The shape also provides an advantageous symmetry in the structure which stands independent of itself wit،ut attachment to the bedrock. Only the terrace elements are attached to the rock. A prefabricated structure provides a controlled construction process.
The sandwich panel with the mold side inwards allows for a manually raked treatment of the facade surface which visually blends with the bark of the trees. The c،ice of concrete as a building material derives from the moisture-exposed position in the rock. Materials have been used with untreated surfaces together with simple technology solutions such as the use of thermal inertia. The interior has a warm character with the exposed wooden surfaces in contrast with the hard exterior.