Pulkabacken House Has A Sloping Roof That Doubles As A Sledding Hill

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The roof of this Stockholm property by Streetmonkey Architects turns into a ramp for youngsters to sled on when it snows .

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

The two-storey residence is situated on a rural website in Värmdö, an island in the centre of the Stockholm archipelago.

Simply because of its scenic surroundings, Swedish studio Streetmonkey Architects decided to give the home a slanted profile to lessen its visual impact on the landscape.

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

As the tail end of the building is slightly sunken into the hillside, the roof slopes all the way down to meet the ground. This prompted the concept of repurposing the roof as a huge terrace and sledding region.

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

“The sledding ramp was my thought,” explained architect Cage Copher. “It is primarily a gadget to camouflage the creating, since it is so close to neighbouring homes, but it also tends to make the roof usable.”


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“The youngsters who reside nearby look to be creating the most of it!”

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

The characteristic gave the undertaking its title, Pulkabacken, which is the Swedish word for a sledding hill.

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

The roof also turns into beneficial for the duration of the sunnier summertime months. Stairs working up 1 side of the grass-covered slope lead to the difficult flat terrace on prime, which Copher describes as a party deck.

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

“The notion was to generate a vacation lifestyle for 12 months-round living,” Copher told Dezeen.

“The house is in an region usually utilized for summer homes, but it is becoming much more and far more well-known to live there total time.”

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

The creating has an overall spot of 200 square metres, organised in excess of two storeys.

The main residing and dining spaces occupy the upper level, along with a research, leaving enough area on the ground floor for a series of bedrooms and a flexible family room.

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

“We wished the residence to rest as many people as feasible,” said Copher.

“In the summer, the population of this area doubles and children migrate in packs from house to residence. 1 night you could end up with all of your friends’ children sleeping more than, so the bedrooms are big and a lot of.”

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

“We also created the stairs to be big and open to accommodate several children operating up and down,” he extra.

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

The primary entrance is positioned on the northern facade, exactly where a raised platform forms a sheltered outdoor seating location. This is mirrored by a balcony over, which extends the living space outdoors.

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

The property was built using a modular development program, which was customised to suit the sloping roofline. This enables the developing to help the bodyweight of heavy loads of snow.

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey Architects

Walls were clad with black corrugated steel panels. “Black was chosen simply because it is gorgeous both in the snow and with the green of the forest,” extra the architect. “Dark houses mix discreetly with the forest while lighter houses pop out.”

Pulkabacken-by-Streetmonkey-Architects_dezeen_468_14 Rendering by Ana Kunst

Photography is by Robin Hayes.


Project credits:

Principal architect: Street Monkey Architects – Cage Copher
Building architects: Bjerking – Patrick Myberg, Thomas Björk, Fredrik Kjellström
Builder: Friendly Constructing – Ingrid Westman
Module fabrication: Elmot – Wieslaw Olowski, Jarek Wasielewski
Structural engineer: Bjerking – Magnus Jönsson
Ventilation: Exengo – Wojtek Banda
Electricity: Exengo – Dan Purra
Corrugated steel facade: Ruukki

Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey ArchitectsGround floor program Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey ArchitectsFirst floor prepare Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey ArchitectsRoof plan Pulkabacken by Streetmonkey ArchitectsSection Dezeen

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