Inspired by Swedish warehouses, the house designed by Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter is painted in traditional Swedish Falu-Red colour and features plywood built-in furniture.
Designed by Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter, House for a drummer is built for a single father of two with a great interest in music, sailing and nature. The context has some very specific historic legacy as an old farm stall and warehouse that used to rest on the site in Kärna, Sweden. The new house is a volume inspired by straightforward warehouse shapes, with a distinct framing and large barnyard doors covering the windows facing west, all painted in traditional Swedish Falu-Red colour.
The ground floor has a concrete floor seamlessly continuous on the outside while the other floors have varying heights and formats. Without losing living space, the floor slab is displaced vertically to create contact between the floors and allow light to spread deeply down the diagonal through the house. In the living room there is a built-in bookshelf in plywood with the house’s workplace. Plywood is one of two materials that define the whole house.
The ceiling, the parts with exposed beams, the custom made furniture, some walls and the stairs are all made of wood. The other surfaces and the entire kitchen is decorated with a dark grey wooden fibreboard. A staircase from the kitchen reaches the second floor and a tall, vertically oriented room redirects the spatial flow to the upper part of the living room and to a balcony that overlooks west. The upward spiral finally ends in the master bedroom that virtually hoovers over the living room.
House for a drummer, Kärna, Sweden
Program: single family house
Architect: Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
Design team: Andreas Lyckefors (lead architect), Per Bornstein, Johan Olsson, Caroline Jokiniemi, Viktor Stansvik, Monica Warwick, Emil Lundin, Edvard Nyman
Area: 163 sqm