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Scandinavian Seashell House by Wafai Architecture

The Turin-based architecture and design practice WAFAI architecture has designed ''Scandinavian Seashell House'' an organic house that is inpsired by the shape of seashell.

Project description by the architect:

The concept is to design a relatively small house, that recalls the simple seashell in its shape, and at the same time promote the environmental and sustainable approach in modern Architecture/Residential projects alike by incorporate several passive features (passive cooling, natural light as needed, etc.) and recycled/reused materials.

Scandinavian Seashell House by Wafai Architecture

The main structure is made of GluLam timber frames filled in between with natural straw insulation, derives from (timber studwork) approach, and the cladding is made of recycled wood from different resources, and cut in pieces (thus each piece has its own shade of wood color), each piece is a half circle fixed and arranged together to form an exciting pattern.

a house in shape of tube

The living space and the master bedroom both are provided with internal gardens implemented as roofless big glass cylinders and the plants are inside to merge the house more with nature.

living area can be seen through a big circular window

The interior of the house characterized by simple color scheme that helps the meditation of the habitants.

dining area with spectacular night view through circular window

The house is divided mainly in 3 parts:

The living space as an open space contains the kitchen, dining section and living room where the sofa is mainly oriented to the big circular glass window for maximum relation with nature no TV or any other distraction element.

The night space contains the master bedroom with its sanitary services, another bedroom and a bathroom.

The external space with swimming pool and recreation area.

reflection of the house in water

an organic home in Sweden inspired by the shape of seashell

a curvy shape house

Scandinavian Seashell House by Wafai Architecture

a curvy home with circular pool

Project name: Scandinavian Seashell House

Architecture firm: WAFAI architecture

Images: WAFAI architecture

Location: Sweden


By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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