Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785397/vastra-kajen-housing-tham-and-videgard-arkitekter Clipboard 2015 Västra Kajen Housing / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Västra Kajen Housing / Tham & Videgård ArkitekterSave this projectSaveVästra Kajen Housing / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman+ 13 Share “COPY” “COPY” Photographs: Åke E:son LindmanDesign Team:Eric Engström, Mårten Nettelbladt, Malin Belfrage, Helene Amundsen, Karolina Nyström, Marcus Andrén, Andreas Helgesson, Dennis SuppersClient:Vätterhem and RiksbyggenChief Architects:Bolle Tham, Martin VidegårdCity:JönköpingCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. Located on the quayside of the Munksjön lake, these two urban housing blocks are based on a long term strategy of sustainability, creating attractive housing on one of the best sites in central Jönköping. Rather than a row of standard housing slabs, the requested number of apartments was assembled into two large units. The two compact volumes establish a solid position proportionally acceptable both to the city as well as the lake. It also minimizes the building envelope in line with the low energy concept.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanSave this picture!PlanAn outer layer of terraces surrounds the perimeter of the buildings and provides all apartments with generous outdoor spaces. These are contained within a transparent screen of anodized aluminum that diffuses the light and with its arched shapes creates alternating open and filtered views. It offers a buffer zone between the intimate domestic interior of the apartments and the vast scale of the water landscape and urban context outside. By shifting the voids in the screen every second level, a characteristic pattern emerges that unites the six floors into one distinct cubical volume.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe apartments are organized around a large vertical atrium, a top lit stairwell dignifies a grand entrance hall and provides an important interior space for visitors and tenants in which to socialize. The atrium hall also functions as a natural preheating of fresh air, thus contributing to over all energy efficiency. The majority of the apartments are located in the corners, all benefitting from good views and light.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanSave this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessEduardo Souto de Moura Wins the Ibero-American Award for Architecture and UrbanismArchitecture NewsCall for Entries: International Student Competition MODULARCH 2016Student CompetitionsProject locationAddress:Jönköping, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785397/vastra-kajen-housing-tham-and-videgard-arkitekter Clipboard CopyApartments•Jönköping, Sweden Photographs Year: Sweden Apartments Area: 10900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTham & Videgård ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsJönköpingSwedenPublished on April 12, 2016Cite: “Västra Kajen Housing / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter” 12 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.