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Förstberg Ling acted as developer, architect and major contractor for the venture in Nora Sorgenfri, Malmö oldest industrial space which is at present topic to a big programme of city improvement.

Twelve Homes is a block of townhouses that had been designed by Förstberg Ling

“The townhouses are a part of a change of a bigger metropolis block, discovering their place between a cluster of turn-of-the-century buildings with ornamental brickwork and a modernistic tram depot in concrete,” defined the follow.

“The townhouses match within the industrial scale of Sorgenfri however are additionally separate entities, like an avenue of timber with intertwined branches,” it continued.

Image of the rear of Twelve Houses and the paved gardens with green plant beds
The positioning is comprised of three blocks of townhouses

Constructed from a construction of cross-laminated timber (CLT), every of the twelve townhouses is organised over three storeys, anchored round a central staircase and toilet core constructed utilizing massive clay blocks.

On the bottom ground is a storage, entrance corridor and residing, kitchen and eating space, whereas above are two flooring of bedrooms.

Interior image of the timber-lined living spaces at Twelve Houses
Every townhouse is unfold throughout three storeys

On the primary ground, the rear bed room overlooks a double-height space of the lounge from a wood balcony, whereas on the highest ground two bedrooms on both aspect of a touchdown house open onto a balcony and terrace framed by the brick grid of the facade.

The CLT construction has been left uncovered all through the partitions, flooring and ceilings of the inside residing areas, contrasted by the reddish-brown tones of the lavatory and the brick-paved terrace areas.

A contrasting concrete ground was used to complete the bottom ground, with pine used for window frames and the massive sliding doorways into the bedrooms and loos.

On the exteriors, the home windows, storage, entrance and balconies have all been designed to suit inside the identical, easy gridded geometry, completed with a cladding of purple brickwork with outsized mortar joints.

Interior image of a wood-lined living area with a sofa and book case at Twelve Houses
The constructing’s CLT construction was left uncovered all through the properties

Balustrades, exterior window sills and the parapet have all been completed in galvanised metal, in addition to the drainpipes which channel water right down to a collection of gardens on the rear of the three housing blocks.

“The composition of the facades is identical on the back and front of the homes; six openings of the identical width masking three ranges, aligning vertically and horizontally,” defined the follow.

“The features of the openings fluctuate – window, storage, doorways, terrace – and the straightforward type will get a diversified programming. On a regular basis life turns the rational particular.”

Image of a brick enclosed terrace with sun loungers pictured from the interior
Supplies had been chosen for his or her contrasting qualities

Förstberg Ling is an workplace for structure and design based in 2015 in Malmö, Sweden.

Earlier tasks by the follow embrace the conversion of a former blacksmith’s workshop in Stockholm right into a household house, in addition to the design of a house for founder Björn Förstberg’s mom that’s clad in corrugated aluminium.

Images is by Markus Linderoth.

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