Tailor Made Arkitekter Merges An Archetypal Barn With A Glasshouse For Lakeside Spa In Sweden

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Half greenhouse, half rust-coloured barn, this spa and occasions space by Tailor Created Arkitekter stands on the edge of Lake Vättern in southern Sweden .

Uppgrenna Nature House by Tailor Made Arkitekter

Designed by Gothenburg studio Tailor Manufactured Arkitekter to replace an outdated barn, Uppgrenna Nature Property will take its cues from classic Swedish architecture, but also from greenhouses.

It is modelled on the Naturhus, or nature home, a sustainable housing concept developed by Swedish architect Bengt Warne in the 1970s.

Uppgrenna Nature House by Tailor Made Arkitekter

Like Warne’s unique layout, the Uppgrenna Nature Residence consists of a core residing region surrounded by an insulating glass shell, generating a sheltered outside setting that is protected from the cold weather in the course of the winter months.


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Above 200 square metres of the building’s 520-square-metre floor prepare are inside the giant greenhouse, which is made up of terraces with views over Lake Vättern.

Uppgrenna Nature House by Tailor Made Arkitekter

“We were inspired by this 70s concept,” mentioned studio founder Fredrik Olson. “We have at the second all around ten [comparable] tasks working.”

“Nature houses consists of three parts: a single, an insulated constructing two, a greenhouse with great, protected outside spaces and three, a loop for recycling wastewater,” he explained.

Uppgrenna Nature House by Tailor Made Arkitekter

Dining and meeting facilities occupy a wooden mezzanine level below the pitched glass roof and a 2nd reduced terrace surrounded by planting, while a spa remedy space and guest bedroom are situated in the timber base of the structure, which is partially sunken into a grassy slope.

Uppgrenna Nature House by Tailor Made Arkitekter

The red cladding and shutters mimic the colouring typically offered to Swedish barns and homes by Falu Rödfärg, a paint that originates from the Falun copper mine in Dalarna.

The colour is so well-known that when Tham &amp Videgård attempted to style “Sweden’s most statistically sought-after house” the company created a mash-up of the nation’s standard red-painted timber cottages and a functional box.

Uppgrenna Nature House by Tailor Made Arkitekter

Design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune also employed the conventional paint to develop the dark red to yellow ochre gradient on the timber walls of a house near Stockholm, although Max Holst utilized an earthy black shade of the traditionally red paint for a woodland villa.

“The exterior is portrayed with inspiration from conventional Swedish barn homes, with its easy doors and shutters,” said Olson. “It generates dynamism with the facade and decreases heat radiation when the home is not in use.”

Uppgrenna Nature House by Tailor Made Arkitekter

A metal staircase affixed to the exterior of 1 side of the constructing provides direct entry to the glass upper ranges. Here, species of plants a lot more generally associated with warmer climates take advantage of the insulated terraces.

Big plant beds containing vegetable and fruit plants are fed by nutrients from the building’s sewage, creating a method that generates food and warmth rather than consuming it. Some of the generate appears on the restaurant’s vegetarian menu, which includes pumpkin pie.

Uppgrenna Nature House by Tailor Made Arkitekter

“The vision is to make a self-sustainable house that creates food, rather of waste,” stated Olson.”Living in a greenhouse encourages a sustainable and non-toxic life-style.”

“It gets to be very clear why you need to not emit pollutants in the surroundings, it turns back in to your own recycling technique,” he added.

Photography is by Ulf Celander.


Undertaking credits:

Architects: Tailor Produced Arkitekter
Architect in charge: Fredrik Olson
Collaborators: Greenhouse Living by Anders Solvarm, Niklas Dahlström

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