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December 4, 2011
Originally published in Prefab Perfected
as
This Fold House

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s Müsko Island.

Modern wooden prefab home in Müsko Island, Sweden

Prefab house in Muskö, Sweden

Courtesy of 
Louise Billgert
Modern wooden prefab home in Müsko Island, Sweden

Prefab house in Muskö, Sweden

Prefab ubiquity remains a pipe dream in the United States, but the process is a specialty in Scandinavia. Multi-discipli­nary Swedish firm Claesson Koivisto Rune created the plans for this home for design-minded kit-house manu­fact­urer Arkitektus. Considering the unique balance of the facade, as well as its climate-specific construction—the asymmetrical “lifted” roof allows for both water drainage and maximum light during the dark winter months—Claesson Koivisto Rune’s approach to the project is some­what surprising. “We design buildings from the inside out,” explains principal Eero Koivisto. “The exterior is more or less a product of the interior plans.”

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