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Swedish Studio Wingårdhs Unveils Prefab, Scented Apartment Block Made Entirely from Wood

by , 07/04/14

Wingårdhs studio, wooden apartment block, Strandparken, Stockholm, sustainable affordable building, clad in cedar shingles, property developer Folkhem

Erected for property developer Folkhem, the Strandparken tower shelters 31 apartments among its 8 floors. It was designed to explore the potential of multi-occupancy housing while offering inhabitants a reasonably priced, yet pleasant, sustainable home. Its archetypal house shape takes inspiration from traditional Swedish timber houses and features a winter-proof pitched roof with gabled ends.

Related: Woodcube: Carbon-Neutral Five-Story Wooden Apartment Building Opens in Hamburg

While the building’s exteriors are completely clad in small cedar shingles, its naturally lit interiors feature minimal wooden furniture and floors. The load-bearing frame is also made from local solid wood and because it’s so light, it had to be anchored to the foundation by metal rods. The building’s recyclable natural material not only makes for a dry and warm design, it also emits a delicious woodland scent throughout its interiors.

+ Wingårdhs

Via Dezeen and Folkhem

Photos by Tord-Rikard Söderström

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