residential design

Sweden-based studio Johan Sundberg Architect the Lima House which was completed in 2008. Located in Limävagen, Höllviken in Sweden.

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Lima House by Johan Sundberg Architect:

Höllviken south of Malmö is originally a seaside summer resort. A young couple wanted to build a house on a traditional summer house lot that had to be very modern, and at the same time suitable for a flexible family life.

Tha most economical solution considering the planning regulations of the area is the traditional 1.5 storey house most common in the south of Sweden. This strategy would also enable us to save some of the trees and vegetation on the site.

From a designers point of view this building type is a challenge. A traditional saddle roof is to be combined with a held-back modern design. This leads to challenges around the roof edges. Large glazed sliding doors and crisp dormers require steel reinforcements within the timber frame.

The design dissolves the traditional 1.5-storey bottom level plan and opens up the structure both over the corners and up through the first floor. Lines-of-sight penetrate the house and the window positions work to frame the scenery on the outside.


Photos: Kasper Dudzik, Vidir Geirsson,  Architect Johan Sundberg


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