vida

slow house

Project: Single family house in the archipelago of Stockholm
Client: Private

Year: 2013

What if time is not an issue? Two small houses are growing on an island rock in the archipelago of Stockholm. It will take years, it has to take years. Vida works uncompromisingly to create a house far from the current norm. Not in shape but in conception.

Two volumes form a shield against the harsh ocean winds as the forest that use to be the shelter is slowly and by hand turned into beams, walls, cabinets and furniture.

It will not be an economic house when you count the hours it will take to erect. But if you give yourself and your house years, why count the hours?

photos by vida AB copyright vida AB 2013