Knäckepilen
Residential Housing

Knäckepilen

Residential Housing in Uppsala, Sweden

Status/Year
Completed, 2019
Location
Östra Sala Backe, Uppsala
Type
Residential
Client
Åke Sundvall

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.