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first_imgArchDaily Utopia Arkitekter Reinterprets Stockholm’s Vernacular ArchitectureSave this projectSaveUtopia Arkitekter Reinterprets Stockholm’s Vernacular Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Apartments Save this picture!Intersection of Tengdahlsgatan and Barnängsgatan. Image Courtesy of Utopia ArkitekterWritten by Holly Giermann Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Utopia Arkitekter Reinterprets Stockholm’s Vernacular Architecture Sweden CopyA new housing development called Söderkåkar in Stockholm is aiming to provide a modern interpretation of the area’s 19th century vernacular architecture. Designed by Utopia Arkitekter, the residential structures impose the contemporary emphasis on sustainability and function within the traditional all-wood construction of the past, fitting into the existing infrastructure while maintaining a distinct character. Save this picture!Site PlanDeriving its name from the area’s architectural history, Söderkåkar refers to the vernacular red wood shacks of the old Södermalm district. Speaking to this, the development utilizes a similar timber construction method while modernizing the structures through a dynamic “corkscrewed” form. As another nod to the past, Söderkåkar is treated with the traditional Swedish red paint.Consisting of three houses occupying what is currently a parking lot, the project provides 50 apartments ranging in size from three to five rooms, as well as a kindergarten, restaurant, and café at ground level. The buildings vary in height from four to seven stories in response to their immediate context, with the shorter houses facing the old district and mirroring its compact scale. In contrast, the tallest building faces an urban area and emulates its lofty, modern character.Save this picture!ElevationTo maximize benefits to the community, Söderkåkar dissolves the development into three distinct structures. Individualization diversifies the character of the district, while the space between the houses counteracts density and provides areas for private gardens. The spacing also contributes to the maximization of views and natural daylighting via bay windows and balconies for each apartment.In terms of sustainability, the traditional wood construction utilizes a renewable resource, while the roofs are outfitted with solar panels to power the development. A 42-space underground parking garage accommodates residents’ transportation needs while keeping emissions away from the occupied space.Construction is expected to begin within the next few years.ArchitectsUtopia ArkitekterLocationTengdahlsgatan, SödermalmClientFolkhemProject Year2012PhotographsCourtesy of Utopia ArkitekterLocationTengdahlsgatan, SödermalmProject Year2012PhotographsCourtesy of Utopia ArkitekterProject gallerySee allShow lessNJIT Graduates Create A Biodegradable Pavilion For Sukkahville 2014Architecture NewsArchiculture Interviews: Jess ZimbabweArchitecture News Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeUtopia ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsStockholmSödermalmApartmentsWoodHousingResidentialSwedenPublished on April 19, 2015Cite: Holly Giermann. “Utopia Arkitekter Reinterprets Stockholm’s Vernacular Architecture” 19 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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