Located on the edge of Gärdet, a treasured national park, Kullen makes conscious decisions to provide a sensitive, respectful form while allowing the same choices to simultaneously manifest as exceptional residences with spectacular views.
In direct response to the context, the northwest and southeast corners take the heights of their immediate neighbors; while the northeast corner, farthest from the park and nominally with the worst view, is pulled upwards to grant it the most spectacular views of park and port.
The southwest point of the building extends farthest into Gärdet; and to create a humane edge between building and nature, is pushed down to the lowest profile, transforming it into a public platform with a 270 degree view of parkscape and simultaneously freeing the majority of the residential units to views of the park.
The same move also ensures that the central courtyard will always receive copious amounts of sunlight. In further deference to Gärdet, the massing is visually reduced through a language of pixels, scaled to the human form.
This manipulation not only allows for a more organic expression, perfectly reflecting the surrounding landscape, but also provides a way to accomplish the building topography in a controlled and inexpensive way through the use of prefabricated units of standardized sizes. Source by Bjarke Ingels Group.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
Project Leader: Cat Huang
Project Architect: Christin Svensson
Project Team: Agata Wozniczka, Alberto Herzog, Claudio Moretti, Dominic Black, Enea Michelesio, Gabrielle Nadeau, Hans Willehader, Henrik Kania, Høgni Laksáfoss, Jan Magasanik, Jaime Suso, Jakob Andreassen, Jeff Mikolajewski, Jesper Andersen, Jesper Henriksen, Johanna Kanerud, Julian Salazar, Karl Nyqvist, Karol Borkowski, Lucian Racovitan, Max Pinto, Michael Andersen, Min Ter Lim, Narisara Ladawal Schröder, Per Madsen, Romea Muryn, Ryohei Koike, Sergiu Calacean, Song He, Taylor McNally-Anderson, Terrance Chew, Teresa Fernández, Tiago Sá
Client: Oscar Properties
Status: Under Construction
Area: 2000 m2
Images: Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group