Jim Brunnestom
Architect Maa, Sar/Msa
Mellan himmel och vatten (Between water and sky)

Type: Competition entry, In collaboration with Magnus Hellum & Hampus Berndtson
Location: Dalsland, Sweden
Size: 150 m2
Client: Leader Dalsland
Status: Winner, 1st. prize

The competition entry titled “Mellan Himmel och Vatten” (Between sky and water) won the architectural competition “Dalslandsstugan 2.0” (Dalsland cabin 2.0), proposing a new standard house for the Dalsland county, Sweden.

The proposal is based on the traditional Dalsland cabin; a timber cabin being the common residential house in the area before the industrial revolution. The house finds inspiration in the material palette and certain details from the old cabins seen in the surrounding landscape.

The house focuses on social activities with family and friends around a central room.

The circulation in the house are on the border between inside and out, keeping the nature always present.

The house is clad by a simple vertical wood facade, let to grey.

The proposal is intended as an alternative to the Swedish catalogue homes market, that can offer architectural and aesthetic quality and still be affordable for a person on an average income.

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