Stockholm. 18 Corten townhouses by C.F. Møller Architects

Danish studio has designed a housing complex that optimises contact with the surroundings, where where the city and the countryside meet.

C.F. Møller Architects, Zenhouses Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Stockholm, 2017

Designed by C.F. Møller Architects, Zenhouses stands where the city and the countryside meet in the new district of Norra Djurgårdsstaden in Stockholm. The 18 urban townhouses adjacent to Husarviken are designed with variation in their height and depth, in order to optimise contact with the surroundings. The buildings’ design weaves the indoors and the outdoors together, since the landscape and the outdoor environments are a significant element of how the homes are experienced.

The Corten steel on the facades relates to the gasworks area’s red brick façades and the natural ochre colours of the Royal National City Park. The facades’ vertical lines are reinforced in the encounter between the Corten steel and the lighter wooden façades. The buildings’ folded façades and large continuous glass sections frame the private outdoor areas and terraces. Sight lines and double-high storey heights contribute to transparency and space, with daylight reaching deep into the homes.

Img.11 C.F. Møller Architects, Zenhouses Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Stoccolma, 2017
C.F. Møller Architects, Zenhouses Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Stockholm, 2017
Project:
Zenhouses Norra Djurgårdsstaden
Location:
Stockholm
Program:
housing complex
Architect:
C.F. Møller Architects
Collaborators:
Midroc, Ulf Nordfjell
Area:
3,200 sqm
Completion:
2017

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