No. 5 House by Claesson Koivisto Rune

No. 5 House by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Positioned on a challenging plot with a steep slope and protruding bedrock, the No 5 House is a detached single residence designed for a young family with small children.

Architects: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Location: Saltsjö-Boo, Stockholm, Sweden
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman

This building is an elongated box sits on a concrete base, the inside space is divided into three bedrooms, one larger living/dining space with kitchen and a bathroom.

Inspiration from architect:

Each room then has one of its four sides completely glazed. Basically open towards one cardinal point each, leaving one opening in each facade. The surrounding landscape is always a part of the space. There is a glazed doorway from the living area to a partially walled terrace, creating an outdoor room that is open to the sky at one end and open to the view at the other. Our mental image of the project was that of a Chinese puzzle-box.