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* Residential Architecture: Bergman – Werntoft House by Johan Sundberg

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Bergman – Werntoft House by Johan Sundberg: “..The design is based on the Danish atrium house typology from the 60s and 70s and has an outer brick wall and an inner façade which is mostly glazed. The northern wing contains sleeping quarters and bathrooms; the eastern wing is the living area. The house is penetrated by several lightwells, and lines-of-sight play with the eye as you move through the rooms..The inner and outer walls of the building are folded and doors and windows move in and out of alignment along the outer walls. This helps define spaces and views, frames the nature outside and creates an inner life. In the inner courtyard, the same variations in the façade help create a relationship between the different wings of the house, and lines-of-sight that act as “internal” vistas. In this way, the inner spaces of the house are extended into the courtyard..There is a winter garden which can be completely opened on two sides, several sliding glass doors and the floors on the inside and outside have the same level..The structure is based on a timber frame with steel reinforcements, placed on a concrete slab. The roof is made with a system of laminated veneer lumber which has been tapered towards the courtyard. The plastered walls are made of gas concrete and are painted black. The timbered walls are clad with planed Siberian larch..”  Extensive glazing, lightwells, interior courtyard, slim profile, privacy, indoor/outdoor sensibility..

See our post on another home by Johan Sundberg: Residential Architecture: Villa Ladybird by Johan Sundberg.

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image: © Henrik Magnusson; article: Rosenberg , Andrew . “Bergman – Werntoft House / Johan Sundberg” 12 Nov 2010. ArchDaily.<;


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