Frame

Location: Rodatorpet, Sibbhult >>
Construction Year: 2021
Team: Tim Bruder RDA Copenhagen, Linnea Gillberg LTH Lund, Erik Delvéus UMA Umeå, 
Apurva Prasanna, Hanna Clausén
Caretakers: Östra Göinge kommun

It’s clear that the main potential of this site is the great view over the lake and the old soldiers’ home sitting below the hill just 20 meters away. A piece of vernacular architecture from the 16th century, an important building to the heritage of the area with high historical value. The intention of the shelter is to frame this view and interact with the already built below. With walls formed like a woven local traditional pattern using wood painted with the typical red colour, Falurödfärg, mixed in different hues with natural pigmentation. Reused raw wooden sticks, hässjestörar, originally used as fences and to store hay, are used as outside structural elements. To support the integration of the shelter into its both domestic and natural context, we searched for a careful visual quotation and homage to the older building beneath, the surrounding trees with their red berries in the summer and the rocky ground underneath. The volume of the shelter itself is slightly angled, starting with a smaller, intimate, cozy side towards the fireplace and the forest to then open up towards the hillside, with a big opening that provides an ideal frame to observe and enjoy the view over the landscape.

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Not accessible by car unless Rodatorpet is open. Otherwise hike north east from Sporrakullagård and you reach Frame after a few kilometers 
Coordinates: 56.3046, 14.2654

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ARCHITECTURE OF THE YEAR

In the year 2020 ARKNAT won the “Architecute of the Year” awards (Årets Arkitektur). The awards was handed out during the Swedish Design Awards by RUM in Stockholm.