Client: Jonas & Monica Brandström
Kasper Sahlin Award 1988.
The clubhouse hides under a turf, at the central point of four golf courses. This makes the building a hill, using the roof for a tee. The exterior of the house is dominated by the 36-sided glass façade, which in multiples of 15 degrees rotates the public room towards the south and west and rises from 0.7 to 7 metres. The bris-soleil follows a related 30 degrees grid, which also works as expressive roof eaves, reducing the risk of people falling off the accessible roof.
Synthesised nature: regular and yet irregular, like a tree.
The large inner room is planned with six different floor levels and with a ceiling that is seen to undulate between 7 and 2 metres. The room gains its character from the view of the golf courses through the glass façade and from the red Öland limestone being treated with increasing refinement. The architecture illustrates an ecological awareness, with no penetrations through the roof and remarkably low energy consumption.