“It was incredibly exciting and inspiring to get to work with an entirely renewable material.”
“The wider context influenced the material choices, with the location playing a major role. The proximity to the water, the trees along the shoreline, thoughts of jetties, wooden bridges, farms – they’ve all provided inspiration.”
Strandparken’s location on the sunny side of Bällstaviken marked the starting point for the design. Contact with the water, sightlines, the sun, the surrounding area and the mature trees helped to determine the position of the buildings. The steeply pitched roofs of the apartment blocks have discrete eaves. The material count is low and the attention to detail is high. The structural frame is solid wood, with wooden façades that give the buildings a time-honoured and characterful appearance. Balconies with glass ends overlooking the water provide both views and privacy. Large areas of glass, with sliding doors onto the balcony or roof terrace, extend the apartments and give them a sunny outdoor space that offers contact with the water.