World Record Ville
Anders Berensson Architects is proud to present World Record Ville, a village of eight allotment houses designed and built by KTH School of architecture, Master studio,” Full Scale Studio” co-founded and directed by Anders Berensson.
The village of eight experimental allotment cabins at Kungsholmen in central Stockholm has been designed and built by KTH architect students during a five-year time span from 2015 to 2020. The project is the first and only extensive long-term project where a whole area of houses has been designed and built by an Architectural master studio for real clients in Stockholm.
The name World Record Ville refers to a rule that is added on top of the existing local plan by the KTH studio. Besides complying with the municipal regulations, each house needs to investigate an important architectural aspect and attempt to set a new architectural record within that aspect.
Each house had its own architectural assignment and course where students first needed to design the house, convince the client, get a building permit, and then build the house during one academic semester. With a very low budget but with the work force of 4 to 6 students per house the students were encouraged to design and construct building parts that normally are bought like windows, doors, and façade details.
The eight projects have been made during the process of starting a design build master studio at KTH School of Architecture. The first three houses 1-3 where prefabricated in a temporary factory “Full Scale Factory” at KTH campus. Since the site at that time did not exist. House Nr 4, 6, 7 and 8 was built on site by students. House number 5 was built on site by a carpenter from drawings of a winning student design competition proposal.
The projects are formally the work produced during a university course and is therefore following the Swedish regulations on how to publish and not publish names of university students, we therefore decided to not credit all incredible students that has designed and built the village. The credit for these unique houses however belongs to all teachers and students of KTH School of architecture, Master studio, Full Scale Studio.