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Sweden: KLOSTER by TORSTEN OTTESJÖ
Torsten Ottesjö

" Kloster is a strip of land on the edges of the west coast of Sweden designed by Torsten Ottesjö. Two years ago he selectively cut trees from the landscape to create a vision for what the rolling southern ends of the scandinavian fjords could look like.

Torsten Ottesjö

Kloster is an idea - built for a new class, a new market - It is complex, beautiful, biomorphic. It considers its environment and can house physical manifestations of online networks.

Torsten Ottesjö

It is a centre, a place where we believe that networks of people could meet during conferences, banquet dinners, residencies or summer residences, which would allow for the understanding of what a house placed within a landscape could be.

Torsten Ottesjö

The idea is that cattle would be allowed to free graze the landscape, slowly transforming the former forest floor to a grassland and with fertile gardens. Situated on the 62 acre landscaped property on the Swedish West Coast, Torsten Ottesjo. Christian Strömqvist, and David Relan have come up with an idea of luxury.

Torsten Ottesjö

The two houses are situated above a slope leading down to a dock and private beach, and are aligned to incorporate the ideal light conditions for the morning and scandinavian evenings respectively.

Torsten Ottesjö

The idea is to provide a shelter for networks to manifest, for conferences and classes, and generally to provide a means of inspiration to occur within groups and to the landscape they find themselves in.

Torsten Ottesjö

The structure of the complex is the curling of a leaf - a single surface extended above itself. It is the extension of a floor into a building. Buildings which are built facing the rise and fall of the light in summer. Windows which will diffuse light in at all times of the day and the play of perspectives. Kloster can be adjusted to any needs, but maintains its place, it's context.

Torsten Ottesjö

It is an environment - landscape and housing - designed for how we move, and how we may meet and we believe that considering these factors might change the depth of the meeting. Kloster is a new opportunity for connected living." Description of Architects.
Location: Swedish West Coast
Architect: Torsten Ottesjö
Projet Team: Torsten Ottesjö, Christian Strömqvist, David Relan
Year: 2012