Residential Housing in Uppsala, Sweden
Photo: Anders Fredriksen
Knäckepilen is a residential house built in Uppsala, with a facade of shiny zinc, bold angles and triangular-shaped balconies. The project combines apartments for rental and to own.
It is strategically located next to a park and is therefore visible from far away. By having used zinc as the single material throughout the entire project, the volumes became more prominent — and it also adds to the grand appearance of the building.
The sharp shape of the house creates a line of sight between Vaksala Church and Uppsala Castle. A sunny rooftop terrace to which the residents have access supplements the inner courtyard.