Project: Rörbäck Forest Retreat
Architects: GIPP Arkitektur
Team Architects: Emil Bäckström, Petra Gipp, Jonas Hesse, Malin Heyman, Frida Körberg, Maja Malmcrona
Location: Varberg, Sweden
Photographs: GIPP Arkitektur, Andy Liffner
In a forest with enchanted qualities, a clearing opens up, creating a place for togetherness and contemplation.
The visitor is presented with a reinterpretation of a traditional regional farm with new additions in close kinship with the buildings and spaces of the past.
Two wooden volumes create, together with historic masonry both in buildings and in the landscape, a coherent constellation with a distinct relationship to both the forest and to the constructed.
The inner spaces are organized in relationship to the exterior, with an ever central presence of the forest. In this meeting, each space defines a singularity of its own, and is simultaneously weaved together with the entirety.
The forest and its trees is the material of the site; the volumes emerge as sculpted in wood, the inner rooms carved out and lined, the details kneaded, everything coming from a elementary idea of place and human.