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Beautiful 5 Meter Wide Townhouse in Sweeden

Intimate and cosy, this beautiful white house only measures an area of 75 square meters and is just 5 meters wide. A project by architects Elding Oscarson, the small townhouse is located in in Landskrona, Sweden, on a very narrow space between two buildings with a very different architecture. Even though its design definitely stands out and the discrepancies are striking, overall it seems that the building somewhow manages to blend in. This house may be tiny, but it has everything : a kitchen, a dining place, a living-room, a library, bed and, a bathroom and a roof terrace. The only drawback is that being given it has few inside walls in order to delimit these rooms, privacy is a big issue when it comes to guests. However, for a single family living here, it is not all that bad. What do you think of such a place?

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12 responses to “Beautiful 5 Meter Wide Townhouse in Sweeden” - Add yours!

  1. E. said:
    January 20, 2010

    Good grief. The design may be nice, but the building in that street sticks out like a sore thumb.

  2. angela said:
    January 20, 2010

    I love it! I think it blends quite well with the street, it’s different to the existing architecture, but quietly so.

  3. TranceField said:
    January 20, 2010

    I agree with E. it just doesn’t fit in.

  4. Kim said:
    January 20, 2010

    Dittos on the “sticks out like a sore thumb” comment – my sentiments exactly.

  5. ilan said:
    January 21, 2010

    great design, smart floor plan. i love the way it stands out from the crowd… and at the same time it acts as a blank canvas to its surroundings.

  6. Melody said:
    January 21, 2010

    I agree with the majority…a square box mixed in with all those pitched, tiled roofs? Hardly a blending. And the stark white with the muted, mellowed, sunfaded colors? Here’s a better example of blending in a contemporary building with older ones. http://bit.ly/8GEKC6 Notice how the rounded corner echos the building across the street. Roof angles are similar..colors don’t jump out at you.

  7. Melissa said:
    January 21, 2010

    This would work better in a neighborhood like Southbeach, Miami. I love that glass entry door and bright airy office space.

  8. Rupert said:
    January 21, 2010

    How Horrible! A beautiful living environment ruined. It had an architecture that was flowing from a cultural heritage. Now this depressing white box is marring the middle of it all. These same xerox-copied, rootless blank boxes appear around the world. The same drabness from country to country. The same culture drained, rootless and materialistic “artist” produce repeats of an artless cube. This took no craftmanship, only a computer program and no originality!!

  9. sket said:
    January 22, 2010

    I love the office area. The rest of the house.. hmm.. nice idea, poor realisation.

  10. LK said:
    August 19, 2010

    The people living in that white new block enjoy a lovely view of warm traditional housing in the neighborhood. But what do the neighbors enjoy?????

  11. John said:
    August 19, 2010

    It fits really well in the street, actually. The house has already got a prize as the best newbuilt house 2009 from the City of Landskrona. A small bright house built in the same scale as the other houses on the street. The neighbours are really positive and think it adds something positive to a forgotten street in the center of the town. The other houses on the street are actually not old, but built in the 1920s and 1970s, but the black house nextdoor are from 1890. J

  12. dana said:
    May 1, 2011

    It´s on the edge, on the very limit.
    The interior is great. I don´t know how they manage to heat that space, but it looks great.
    And it goes on the street exectly because:
    - it´s minimalist
    - it´s white; any other color would be a disaster – which color from those in the neighbourhood should they choose? it should have been a different faded color, just bad for the cube; like this it´s clean, sharp and quiet; all glass would be just horrible
    - they probably assambled some pieces, they didn´t come to pour concrete and shake the neighbour´s house; i´m sure the technology they used is cleaner and greener (i hope!)
    - it´s the same height as the facade vis-a-vis; lower would be bad, higher a disaster
    - it´s just one of that kind on the street, it´s unique
    good job!

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