Bridgette Meinhold

Villa UH1: Hillside Geothermal House in Sweden

by , 06/10/09

villa uh1, swedish architecture, swedish minimalist architecture, rb arkitektur

Situated in a residential neighborhood outside of Stockholm, Villa UH1 is designed as a German bunker from WWII and is built right into the side of a naturally sloping hillside. A living roof of Sedum covers the entire house, providing natural insulation and rainwater infiltration. Additionally, a geothermal heat pump provides heat and cooling for the U-shaped home. Designed by Stockholm based RB Arkitektur, this abode literally and beautifully blends into the environment.

illa uh1, swedish architecture, swedish minimalist architecture, rb arkitektur

Villa UH1 hunkers into the ground to help moderate its temperature; and its clean lines and U-shaped design make for a simple yet luxurious single family home. The central patio offers a reflective, protected outdoor space, perfect for gatherings or quiet reading time. The home’s interior decor consists of contemporary furnishings that are sleek and sophisticated, but comfortable and inviting. This lovely green residence in Nacka, Sweden is minimalist architecture at its best.

+ RB Arkitektur

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