A SWEDISH GREENHOUSE

TEXT AND PHOTOS: SYLWIA CHRAPEK

GÖTEBORG 30.4.2016

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN LIFESTYLE TRAVEL

How to join a typical barn with a greenhouse? Tailor Made Arkitekter, a studio which designed Uppgrenna Nature House, knows the answer.
Traditional Swedish architecture, i.e. the Nature House concept developed by Benght Warne in the 1970s, inspired the designers, who created a spa and a meeting place all in one. It consists of three elements: an insulated building, glass surfaces (which ensure protection against atmospheric conditions as well as provide an immense amount of light and beautiful views) and a wastewater recycling system. The architects highlight that their vision while developing the design allowed them to create a self-sufficient house which produces food instead of waste. This also explains why so much greenery can be found there – some of those plants bear fruit and vegetables. The Uppgrenna Nature House is located in southern Sweden on the shore of Lake Vättern, www.tailor-made.se