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Timjan Pavilion / Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB

Timjan Pavilion / Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB

Project: Timjan Pavilion
Architecture: Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB
Lead Architect: Johan Sundberg
Associate Architect: Max Germundsson
Project Architects: Daniel Gerse
Location: Lund, Sweden
Year: 2020
Photo Credits: Markus Linderoth

Refined yet generous, Johan Sundberg arkitketur’s extension to a 1920’s villa in Lund’s residential quarter brings new life to both the house and its apple orchard. With copious natural light and a palette of natural stone and birch plywood, the extension introduces a character of warm airiness.

– This is the classic question: how do we add something new to something old? says Johan Sundberg. We chose a low building form which, in terms of volume, colour and material, is subordinate to the older house, while maintaining its unique character as a new addition.

The carefully detailed, fine-grained facade sits comfortably amongst the apple orchard’s lush vegetation. The sedum-topped pulpit roof of anthracite patinated zinc slopes gently towards the stone terrace and closes off the building towards the neighbouring plot. High-set windows capture the light of the open sky while maintaining privacy. Enveloping the circulation space between the house’s different levels, the tall, bright entrance hall significantly improves vertical circulation while creating a new living space.

– The extension is a clear addition with its own language which doesn’t try to imitate the old house, explains project architect Max Germundsson. The materiality of our bespoke vertical paneling in untreated larch reinforces the proximity to the garden and helps to reduce the overall scale.

With its discrete dimensions and horizontality, the Timjan Pavilion remains distinct from the existing villa while integrating the grain and scale of the surrounding apple orchard.

Timjan Pavilion / Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB

Timjan Pavilion / Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB

Timjan Pavilion / Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB

Timjan Pavilion / Johan Sundberg Arkitektur AB

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