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Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Sweden Architecture News - Oct 21, 2020 - 14:46   3819 views

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling has designed a house for an industrial designer and an artist that could be realized as an extension to an older villa in Röstånga, Sweden

Called House for two artists, the project brief was simple, the studio wanted to create a big, open atelier space at a low budget. 

The house was built for industrial designer Jenny Nordberg and artist Andreas Kurtson to be able to work in this flexible space.

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

The architects tried to create a space in which the building's footprint and cinderblock walls were a cost-effective. The house presents a deep contrast between inside and outside.

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

On the outside of the building, the architects the cinderblock wall, the free-spanning glulam beams and the sixteen skylights that create a flexible space that can be configured to the shifting needs of its owners.

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

The interior space is left open to be as flexible as possible, while its bright and airy interior is marked with a wooden cassette ceiling. "The exterior of the walls and the roof, with its large overhang, are clad in a pitch-black tar felt, contrasting with the bright interior," said the office.

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

Förstberg Ling designs pitch-black flexible atelier building for designer and artist in Sweden

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Project facts

Project name: Förstberg Ling

Architects: Förstberg Ling 

Location: Röstånga, Sweden. 

Date: 2020 

All images © Markus Linderoth

Drawing © Förstberg Ling

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