Folded Roof House | Claesson Koivisto Rune

• March 14, 2010

On the Muskö island in Sweden, Swedish architectural studio Claesson Koivisto Rune designed the Folded Roof House which is an one-storey house with an asymmetric folded roof plane, bedrooms are located at two gable ends and separated by the living and dining rooms, with a full glazed opening and recessed terrace. It provides an interesting panorama view towards the water.

+ Description courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune

In Sweden, as in many other countries, much of the market for new private houses is provided for by kit house manufacturers. In their catalogues you can pick your house from a selection of styles and sizes to put on your lot. The advantage is that the price is more or less fixed and that the construction process is handled by the company.

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Folded Roof House, image courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune | Photo © Åke E:son Lindman

Unfortunately, these houses carry little or no architectural ambition, as they are often designed by company engineers or sales people. The idea behind the new company, Arkitekthus, is to provide kit houses designed by leading architects at prices competitive with these other manufacturers.

 Folded Roof House | Claesson Koivisto Rune

Folded Roof House, image courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune | © Louise Billgert

Folded Roof house is our second house for Swedish kit house manufacturer Arkitekthus. It is a one-storey house with an asymmetric folded roof plane. The floor plan provides for separation between private bedrooms and a communal kitchen and living room. The bedrooms are positioned at the gable ends and the living room is between, with an open main façade.

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Folded Roof House, image courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune | © Louise Billgert

The openings are fully glazed and inset into the house volume so that roof-covered terrace spaces serve as continuations of the interior. Another important visual feature is the framing of these insets by the thin wall and roof edges. This was possible because no insulation is needed in the sections located outside of the actual house.

For the site on Muskö island the separate guest house and sauna buildings were specifically designed for the client.

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Folded Roof House - Floor plan, drawing courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune

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Folded Roof House - Elevation, drawing courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune

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Folded Roof House - Elevation, drawing courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune

+ Project credits / data

Architect: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Project: Folded Roof house
Location: Muskö, Haninge, Sweden
Client: Arkitekthus AB
Design: 2006
Construction: 2008–2009
Project team: Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune, Deta Gemzell
Structure/Materials: wooden structure and facade
Total floor area: 140 m2
Photo: © Louise Billgert and Åke E:son Lindman

+ All image courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune | Photo by Åke E:son Lindman / Louise Billgert

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