In post WWI Scandinavia there was a gradual shift in architectural style of choice from National Romanticism to what was to be called Nordic Classicism. In rural Sweden this tendency seems to have influenced vernacular architecture only by minor changes in detailing to keep up with the times. The traditional vertical corner boards were widened into pilasters and horizontal boards at the eaves were to form a primitive cornice. This 1920s farm house of the era was in need of a new entrance and extended social spaces. Rather than trying to create a contemporary addition in contrast to the existing, the preferable approach turned out to be a celebratory strengthening of its original characteristics.


Location: Malexander, Sweden

Year: 2015-

Status: Ongoing

Client: Private

Existing appearance

Existing appearance