New Swedish Embassy Residence in Santiago de Chile, for SFV State Development Agency
Volume organized in a sequences of the idea of the Swedish seasons, front view overlooking the city of Santiago, Conceptual design & masterplan
Invited competition for 15 best young architects
ML project architect – own practice

How to perform the experience of Sweden in a house in Chile?

How to conceptualize a phenomena, create a story, into a meanful envelope with flow of unusual experiences – from the garden, to the exterior and interior sequences.

All three paths invites to a narrative experience of the Swedish heritage. Through a seasonal scheme, organized as loops around the an atrrim inte the inner court, the plants and flowers, facade glass colors and the interior materials and atmospher speaks about the four time periods, their temperature and characteristics. You enter in an inviting green spring, stone and birch garden, entrance and hallway. Summer takes you down to the pool and cocktail area, and flower garden or  you can have your drink from the generous balcony or open salon while viewning the city far away in the valley. Move on to the fall and enjoy the apple garden, or darker and cozy library to have a cigar. Finally getting ready for the dinner, outdoor on the uplit snow ground, or indoor in the pure, clean and white dining salon.

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                          designed by Maria Larsson.