Abelardo Gonzalez’s Arkitektbyrå AB design strategy for Villa Trottaberg located in Halmstad, Sweden was to formulate an architectonic language that clearly relates to the site’s unique properties. Villa Trottaberg provides a view to the surrounding natural landscape and intends to meet the brief set by the client; to design a house that could satisfy the specific functions and needs for living, as well as to portray an architectonic language that would supply a personal approach to the dwelling as well as a house that contains a central social life with a large kitchen which can easily communicate with the dinning and family room.
The house is supported by two architectonic bodies, a rectangular core and a protective layer folding over itself. In this way the protective layer cooperates with the house construction. The space is organized around two axes at the entrance floor; the first axis starts at the main entrance and stretches along the house, ending with the fireplace in the living room. The second axis stretches from the private entrance, along the concrete wall and ends in the living room. At the second floor the main axis follows from the balcony, over the garage and ends in a French balcony at the East.