A house that works as a playground
Built in a rural suburb of Stockholm, the Pulkabacken house had its first challenge when the studio that designed it tried to integrate it – almost camouflage it – into the landscape. It was then that the architect Cage Copher, of Streetmonkey Architects, remembered to make the roof a kind of ramp, that could be invaded by the biodiversity of each station.
“The ramp is, above all, a ruse to camouflage the building. However, it ends up giving the roof another usefulness, “explained the architect.
So the house is every child’s dream: its roof works almost like a slide during the winter – which, as we all know, is the main station in Northern Europe. In summer, the green landscape replaces white, but the place remains fun, becoming a kind of party terrace.
Downstairs, two floors with 200 meters have plenty of space to receive families and their guests – this is a holiday home. The rooms and the living room are large – the downstairs is full of single rooms.