Living Architecture – Torsten Ottesje
Hus1 is tucked away in the Swedish landscape, poised between architecture and living creature. The architect Torsten Ottesje constructed the house of natural materials and designed it to communicate with its surroundings.
The house contains a kitchen and sleeping quarters within its 25 meters square of living space, and is inhabited by guests the year round. With its organic shape it appears to grow out of the landscape in which it is situated, creating an effortless integration between the man-made and the naturally occurring. This is all the more apparent when considering the human scale of the build.
‘The natural materials used in the construction have made it a friendly place for both humans and nature for its whole life cycle,’ states Ottesje.
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