HOUSE FOR MOTHER by FAF

Förstberg Arkitektur och Formgivning best known as FAF is a small and young Sweedish architecture studio based in Malmö run by Björn Förstberg. “House for mother” is a work in progress with construction starting in August 2014. The project is located in Linköping, Sweden, and part of the Linköpingsbo 2017 housing exhibition. FAF_06

The house is divided into two parallel volumes slightly shifted from each other, thus creating spaces both in front of and behind the building. Oriented to the park in the north and the alley in the south, the two adjacent gables emphasize the overall theme for the area in general: narrow plots and a variation of housing types.

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The first volume contains the kitchen, dining room and living room, with the bathroom and laundry room housed in a smaller cabin within the structure. The second volume, partly in two levels with a less inclined roof, provides the bedrooms and a small studio.

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Facades and roof are covered with raw, corrugated aluminium while the interior is warm with an exposed timber structure and walls lined with plywood. The polished concrete floor folds up along the perimeter of the building and transforms into a bench and shelf.

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Although “House for mother” is a good project the most interesting thing about it is that it hasn’t been built yet… These renders are awesome, aren’t they? FAF_plan FAF_section FAF_elevation 2 FAF_elevation 3   +info: http://www.f-a-f.se

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