A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

A Home for an Architect’s Mother by Förstberg Ling in Linköping, Sweden | Yellowtrace

 

“House for mother” is the first house completed by Malmö-based architecture practice Förstberg Ling – a project that began in 2013 as part of the housing exhibition Vallastaden 2017. The house was conceived as a home and studio for Björn Förstberg’s mother Maria, a librarian and an enthusiastic weaver.

“House for mother” balances spatiality with intimate rooms, and formal simplicity with strong materiality. The facade in raw corrugated aluminium creates a variable play with light and shadow during the day, a rich materiality contrasting with it’s simple expression. Timber beams and trusses along with the walls lined in plywood give warmth to the interior. The concrete floor is a durable and beautiful surface for everyday use, folded to a low bench along the perimeter of the building.

The division of the house into two volumes, slightly shifted from each other, emphasises how narrow the plot is. While currently standing open, the future urban context will eventually not expose much more than the gables to the neighbourhood.

By the way, ten points if you recall that we’ve already featured this home in 2014, although back then is was just a rendering. Except not any old rendering, mind you, but rather the kind that suggested this humble home and this young practice were both destined for greatness.

 

 


[Images courtesy of Förstberg Ling. Photography by Markus Linderoth.]

 

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