Saturday, 11 April 2009

No.5 House- Simple Stunning Architecture 13

No.5 House 1No.5 House 2

Even the name sounded so simple, No.5 House in Saltsjo-Boo, Sweden is a house for a young family with small children designed by an multi-dsiciplinary architect firm, Claesson Koivisto Rune founded in Stockholm in year 1995 by Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune. The house was completed on year 2003 on a challenging plot with a steep slope and protruding bedrock.

No.5 House can be described as an elongated box based on standardized dimensions for building materials. Claesson Koivisto Rune divided the elongated space into 3 bedrooms with a large living-cum-dining area with kitchen and one bathroom.

'Each room then has one of its four sides completely glazed. Basically open towards one cardinal point each, leaving one opening in each facade. The surrounding landscape is always a part of the space.

The bathroom, which has no wall opening, has a roof window instead. There is a glazed doorway from the living area to a partially walled terrace, creating an outdoor room that is open to the sky at one end and open to the view at the other. Our mental image of the project was that of a Chinese puzzle-box.'
- Claesson Koivisto Rune.No.5 House 3No.5 House 4
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