Hermansson Hiller Lundberg has won the 2016 Design S award in Architecture for House Skuru. Design S is Sweden’s national design award.
The jury’s motivation: “This private villa hurls us into a timeless space, where both Pompeian house architecture and contemporary element construction are present. The project appears to have travelled along a straight line, without deviating from the basic ideas. Its archaic character gives the building a degree of detail and tectonic intelligibility. The house holds conflicting qualities; it is monumental and modest, grand and small-scale, heavy and light, pedagogical and complex. The building plays part in a powerful interaction with its surroundings.”
Photography: Mikael Olsson