Stockholm-based architecture office Joliark focuses mainly on conceptual clarity, local context and quality of space. They strive to create architecture that proves both relevant and valuable to its users and contribute to its community and physical surroundings.
Presented project Stora Sjöfallet, a housing block located in green surroundings, right next to the beautiful Husarvike river in Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Stockholm, is the new residential building, created by the team of Joliark. Commissioned by Byggnadsfirman Viktor Hanson, the project is part of the process of transforming former industrial land into a high-profile environmental-friendly neighbourhood.
The design is based on as few material components as possible – sculpturing a bold, comprehensible and structural grammar. Large horizontal and vertical concrete elements highlight the framework which comprises 30 apartments in various sizes. Each apartment faces the river with large glass openings, dissolving the boundary between building and nature. The remarkable roof slab, creating triangular flaps host the place for solar panels, placed on the wings. The wings of the roof also function as a natural distributor of light to the duplexes and serve as a connection to the private roof terraces, providing spectacular views of Djurgården recreational area and the archipelago.