Anders Berensson Architects has designed a round villa overlooking the Swedish great lake Vänern. The client asked for a space-efficient, white stone house. Since the circle is the shape that contains most area within the least circumference and stone walls are easy to build in round shapes we decided to design a round villa made out of white stone walls.
The floor plan is designed so all rooms are connected to the center living room reducing unwanted communication space. All round walls are made by different types of stones that will be painted or plastered white where as all straight walls are made out of standard gypsum board walls to reduce cost. The outer circle is built by light concrete blocks that is both insulating and load bearing. The middle circle is built by standard bricks that are load bearing but not insulating. Since the bricks will be painted white we can use cheap miss-colored ones. The inner circle that is the fireplace is built by a finer type of brick that is suitable for both outside and inside use. Since all Swedish fire places needs to have a ladder for the chimney sweeper we decided to make that ladder into something extra ordinary. Around the fireplace leads a stair to a terrace on top of the chimney with a 360 degree view over the area that can be both used by the chimney sweeper but most of all by our clients living in the house.