This is a project by RB Arkitektur and it is located at Saltsjö-Boo, Stockholm, Sweden. Project's program: Single family house. There are sixteen images for Villa UH1.
UH1 is as much building as landscape. The house grows out of the surrounding slope as the loan becomes the roof.
The site of Villa UH1 is a soft natural slope in a residential area. From the beginning we sought to make the building as much a natural part of the site as possible. While laying out the different functions of the house according to the street, neighboring houses and the orientation of the sun, we discovered quite quickly that by creating a patio, the house would get a terrace facing the evening sun while at the same time being shut off from people’s view.
In order to emphasize the landscaped aspect of the house, we let the roof literally grow out of the ground and become covered by sedum plants, thus eliminating the border between building and landscape.
The one-storey house has a public area at the entrance level while the private area is elevated by a few steps as the building follows the slope of the site.
The energy for heating the house is supplied by geothermal heating with an under-floor heating system provided by a heat pump.