Pulkabacken House by Street Monkey Architects
Pulkabacken is a two storey house constructed with prefabricated materials by Street Monkey Architects. The house is camouflaged under a sledding ramp and a roof terrace, making it discreet from the neighbors and the road. The residence is located in Värmdö, an island suburb of Stockholm, in Sweden.
“Constructed with prefabricated steel and concrete modules this 200m2 home is built on a steeply sloping site in an island suburb of Stockholm.
Because of the sloping site and the close proximity of the neighbors we chose to camouflage this rather large volume under a sledding ramp and a roof terrace, making it extremely discreet from the road.
The ramp creates an entrance hall for the house that leads to the main living area. A living area that is lined with floor to ceiling windows and a view of the sea. The entrance level also includes a master bedroom, two bathrooms, a kitchen with a study bar, the living and dining area, a large balcony and a reading niche built into the stairs.
On the lower level there are 3 more bedrooms, a family room and a bathroom as well as an outdoor terrace that leads to the lower garden.
Using passive house principles, the structure is heavily insulated, as air-tight as possible and employs a high-efficiency heat exchanger to maximize energy efficiency.”
Photos by Robin Hayes Photography