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Pupil Flat By Tengbom Architects

Tengbom Architects have made a 10 square meter student residing unit that is at the moment currently being exhibited at the Virserum Ar2rk Museum in Småland, Sweden.

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From the architects

Tengbom Architects has developed a pupil flat for students which is affordable, environmental-pleasant and intelligent the 2 in terms of design and decision of materials. The undertaking is a collaboration with wood manufacturer Martinsons and real estate company AF Bostäder.

To meet the wants of students in a sustainable, intelligent and cost-effective way was the key queries when Tengbom in collaboration with college students at the University of Lund was designing this student flat of 10 square meters. The unit is now displayed in Virserum Ar2rk Museum. In 2014, 22 units will be created and prepared for college students to move into.

To successfully develop cost-effective pupil housing calls for revolutionary thinking and new solutions. The spot in every single unit is reduced from present necessity, 25 square meters to 10 square meters by way of legal consent. This genuinely compact-living flat still provides a relaxed sleeping-loft, kitchen, bathroom and a modest garden with a patio. Via an efficient layout and the use of cross laminated wood as a construction material the rent is reduced by 50 % and the ecological effect and carbon footprints is also considerably reduced.

Energy efficiency is a important problem when developing new buildings. Picking appropriate material and manufacturing techniques is vital to decrease the carbon emission and therefore wood was selected for its carbon good attributes, and as a renewable resource it can be sourced locally to reduce transportation. The producer approach was picked because of is versatile production and for it’s assembling strategy which can be accomplished on website to lessen development time.

By exhibiting this well planned and sustainable student flat we want to challenge the standard views and display new approaches of considering. What is “good” residing? What resources can we use? To meet the future in a sustainable way we have to be progressive in all aspects and have the courage to break new ground, says Linda Camara at Tengbom Architects.

The exhibit is open to the public right up until the 8th of December.

Architect: Linda Camara & Pontus Åqvist, Tengbom
Assistant Architect: Lina Rengstedt, Olof Nordenson, Magnus Juhlin
Photography: Bertil Hertzberg

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