The site is located on the south western coast of Sweden in an old agricultural area gently sloping down towards the sea. In the midst of a vast and open cultivated landscape, this plot constitute an exception as it is planted with many different trees and flowering bushes, lending it the character of a small botanic garden. The big trees stand close together and the sun is filtered through a roof like foliage that covers most of the parcel. Adding to the idyllic setting, there is also a small creek meandering through the garden. As the trees and plants also function as a shield from the strong winds, we decided that the house had to be carefully inserted between the tree trunks.
▼住宅外观，exterior of the house
The building and its site are interwoven so that each makes visible qualities in the other. One of the site’s main features, the small creek, passes through the house, bridged over by the entrance hall.
▼场地的主要特点是有一条穿过场地的小溪，桥连接着入口门厅，one of the site’s main features, the small creek, passes through the house, bridged over by the entrance hall
The home is spread out over a single storey, carefully adapted to the natural features of the site. Each function is contained in a separate spatial unit making the program legible as boxes of varying scales and heights: the building consists of a series of solid, loosely arranged volumes constructed from deep red handmade bricks. These brick blocks are linked together to create both interior and exterior spaces and spatial connections, giving the lot—despite its limited size—an abundance of different small places. As a result, the complex of spaces cannot be overviewed from a single point and appears larger, somewhat like a hidden world.
▼整个建筑由一系列深红色手工砖建造而成的坚固体量组成，the building consists of a series of solid, loosely arranged volumes constructed from deep red handmade bricks
▼盒子体量形成大小不同的区域，box volumes create an abundance of different small places
▼手工砖与立面细节，detail of the facade and red handmade bricks
Once inside, a few steps separate common and private areas into different levels and each room is characterized by a vaulted ceiling giving spatial direction in relation to the landscape outside.
▼住宅入口，entrance of the house
▼几级台阶将位于不同标高地面的公共和私人区域划分开， a few steps separate common and private areas into different levels
▼拱形天花板的室内空间，interior spaces with vault ceilings
FACT SHEET – CREDITS
Project name: Creek House
Address: South coast of Sweden
Built area: 285 m2
Architect: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Team: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård (chief architects), Konrad Krupinski (project architect),
Collaborators: Eric Engström, Carmen Izquierdo, Lukas Thiel, Mårten Nettelbladt
Structural engineer: KE Gruppen, Olle Claesson
Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman