The clients purchased an original cladded 3 level home in Ås, Nora Sweden for them and their two sons. The house has a very small entrance, one bathroom and two bedrooms. The brief was to enlarge the entrance, upstairs landing and create three bedrooms – the maximum allowable increase in floor space was 15m². This is a good example of an e-Design project. The owner did all the measuring of the house himself, internally and externally, sent hand drawn measurements and via skype, face time and the internet, I was able to ‘build’ the existing and proposed dwelling using Graphisoft ArchiCAD.
A new larger front vestibule is proposed, with a new timber front verandah and steps across its entire width. The kitchen and dining become one large open planned space. A master bedroom with an ensuite and full length cupboards give the parents the privacy and space they desire. Two bedrooms mirror each other for the boys with their own compact but functional bathroom. A wc is also located downstairs. Three optional front entrances were presented.
The clients also wanted some ideas for creating a sense of entry, in particular addressing the surrounds for a functioning traditional radiator. Two digital concept boards were prepared and sent.
Once the clients chose their desired options, dimensioned drawings with specifications were emailed and they are now project managing the build, whilst having weekly Skype meetings to review progress and any issues that may arise.