More by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa
More private house projects
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa
More from Claes_Sorstedt
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa

Villa Astrid

2 ratings
log in to rate!
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
location Hovås
function private house
contributed by Claes_Sorstedt

The crucial parameter for the design of Villa Astrid was dictated by the local building code, which stipulates a 3.5-metre eaves height and a roof pitch between 14 and 27 degrees. This effectively reduces the size of the villa as seen from the street where only one storey is visible. The lower storey containing the bedrooms and storage is tucked away underground with a small atrium providing light and an opportunity to step outside. The third and much smaller storey is fitted under the sloping roof. The structure as a whole is carved into the solid rock of the hillside and the architect left a big chunk of that same rock in the living room as a reminder of nature. The technical specifications of the house list it as a concrete structure, plastered, with glass foam insulation and an exterior cladding of pre-patinated copper sheeting. Wingårdh regard it as their best house yet from a technical point of view.

We prefer you log in when posting a comment.
No MIMOA account? Register here!
You can ad links, video's and even use some HTML!
show all projects
full size map
Villa Astrid
Project is not public!
How to get there? Hovås is a small village in the municipality of Gothenburg.
Completion 2005
ArchitectWingårdh Arkitektkontor
landscape designerNatur Orienterad Design
Client Private
Project ID 1206
Latitude/Longitude 57°36'05N 11°55'25E
Contributed by Claes_Sorstedt
Found incorrect or incomplete information?
Let us know! Have better images?
Email them to us