SKURU Private house, Nacka (2012-15, built)
The clear volume of the house gains a richness of expression through the development of a tectonic order of discreet buildings parts. These tectonics, however, are entirely rhetorical as they lie in the elaboration of reliefs in the plaster surface, and the actual construction is made of standard expanded clay masonry blocks. The repetition of pillars and the juxtaposition of building elements create a minimalistic complexity. The monumental expression creates a specific yet unprogrammed openness for an unconventional dwelling.
Winner, Design S Award, Sweden’s national design award, 2016, Sweden
Winner, Best Architects 18 Award, 2017, Germany
Shortlist, Architectural Review House Award, 2015, UK
Photography: Mikael Olsson