Library House

Jury’s statement - Library House:

Hälsingland. The history of the area’s World Heritage-listed farms gets an update in this square home, with its steeply pitched roofs and four wings – each given over to a specific function: kitchen, studio, music room, living quarters – arranged around a secluded courtyard. The building takes its name from the library passage that links the four parts, a glazed corridor overlooking the courtyard that, with its rhythmically arranged wooden frames, recalls a classic monastery cloister. Ancient references, paired with contemporary computer technology – especially in the roof’s precision origami structure – provide an exciting contrast to the façade’s untreated heartwood pine.


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