Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

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Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

This wood panelled house and studio in Nacka, Sweden, is by Swedish studio In Praise of Shadows.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

Called Solbrinken Ordinary House, the residence and studio buildings are separated by a gravel courtyard.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

Both buildings feature large double-height glazed windows and sky lights.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

Photographs are by Björn Lofterud.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

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Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

Here's a bit of text from the architects:


Solbrinken Ordinary House in Nacka

An ordinary single family house with a separate studio. The houses are situated between the forest and the former old garden.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

We made the most out of the landscape variation and turned the closed walls to the outer world and neighbours.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

The family wanted to create their own world. A designer and a art director. A living room for skateboard.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

A high room for kitchen. A sleeping room with roof light and art.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

In the space between the volumes are an outer room for recreation and play, with a character of Japan or Skåne.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

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The house for living is a big open space in height as well as lenght with functional interaction between kitchen, living and sleeping areas.

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Connected to the double high kitchen is a working studio.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

The materials are chosen with a simplicity and roughness for an active family; concrete floors, mdf kitchen, outside wood panel in black oil paint.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

Simple and sustainable Nordic.

Solbrinken Ordinary House by In Praise of Shadows

architect: In Praise of Shadows Arkitektur, Katarina Lundeberg
landscape: Alf Orvesten


See also:

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Resort by Edlund, Palmer
and  Ingman
Container Studio by
MB Architecture
Shingle House by
NORD Architecture
  • Yunichiro

    what an insult to Tanazaki.

  • kish

    i like the name 'ordinary house'

  • anna

    the bedroom of nightmares! that horror artwork and those tall white drapes… psychokiller interior design

  • jos

    I really love this one. Nice use of materials, nice mix of old and new, clean and cosy.

  • Doug C.

    The bedroom seems fine to me. You are easily frightened.

  • Edwin

    @anna: love the kitchen though

  • michelalano

    what is "a living room for skateboard"?

  • mcmlxix

    Five words: I want to live there.

  • mcmlxix

    OK. My last response was a bit short.

    Two things from the text jumped out at me:

    1. The Scandinavian-Japanese connection. I've long thought this, or I did when the Japanese used wood instead of all white concrete. Also, is there a corollary between Finnish communal sauna and Japanese communal bathing?

    2. Then skateboard thing brought back memories of when I lived in a factory in my mid-twenties.

    The two things I would change about this house are:

    Carpet??? The stairs and upper floor would have to be wood.

    I'd also place a floor to ceiling window at the top of the stairs the width of the stairs and without mullions. It would be like walking up to the sky.

  • evan

    who names their firm "in praise of shadows"..honestly.

    love the building though

  • Miranda

    Nice building, I want my office to look like this. Wonder how they have solved the problems with the acoustic?

  • Simone

    Miranda, if you look closely you can see acoustic panels in several places on the ceiling.

    I love the feeling of this house, however I am guessing the three childrens rooms are downstairs and open up to the living room. That leaves me to wonder whether there will ever be any sense of austerity left once they really live there.

  • http://www.octavian-ungureanu.ro Octavian Ungureanu

    Well, I like the ordinary house!