Mölle by the Sea by Elding Oscarson
Elding Oscarson is the joint operation between Johan Oscarson and Jonas Elding. The collaboration is young, but combines substantial experience from employments in Sweden and Japan, covering both local and international architecture, from large projects to small product design.
“Mölle is an extreme location with regards to topography and landscape, as well as history and aura. Around the turn of the century 1900, Northern Europeans were migrating to “Sinful Mölle” – where men and women were allowed to enjoy each other’s company at the same beach – leaving a trace of excentric and experimental architecture from the first half of the 20th Century. The building expresses both contrast and tenderness in relation to site and context. Its volume has been kept low, without any plinth or pitched roof. Facing Öresund, the terraced site has an ocean view, but the building questions the convention to turn all rooms towards that same view – the site has many qualities all around, with stone and brick walls, vegetation, and an old ice cellar semi-submerged into a hill. The building’s shape divides the site into different exterior spaces and provides a softly divided sequence to the interior. Not immediately perceptible, the graphic form of the plan results in a building volume that rather reads as a fragmentized whole – from some angles striking, from other angles neat.”
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