The building expresses both contrast and tenderness in relation to site and context. Its volume has been kept low, without any plinth or pitched roof. Facing Öresund, the terraced site has an ocean view, but the building questions the convention to turn all rooms towards that same view – the site has many qualities all around, with stone and brick walls, vegetation, and an old ice cellar semi-submerged into a hill.
The building’s shape divides the site into different exterior spaces and provides a softly divided sequence to the interior. Not immediately perceptible, the graphic form of the plan results in a building volume that rather reads as a fragmentized whole – from some angles striking, from other angles neat.
Mölle by the Sea, Mölle, Sweden
Program: single-family house
Architect: Elding Oscarson (Jonas Elding, Johan Oscarson, Yuko Maki, Gustaf Karlsson)
Textile: Akane Moriyama
Area: 300 sqm
Completion: June 2013