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The house model Marieby



In our new model series Marieby we have broadened the barn houses substantially. With a breadth of almost nine meters, there is room for a more traditional planning with rooms in both directions. Here we are getting closer to the architecture of the manor house. We even dare to open up a part of the roof to add a dormer window like they had a century ago as an entrance to the hayloft of the barn.

The origin to the houses is in the village of Marieby on the opposite side of the cove towards Östersund. There, big red houses on the farms are common. Like they did with the old log houses, the Marieby houses are partitioned off every four meters with vertical joints and horizontal panel between them. That gives us an exterior that captures the classic architecture from older times in a modern shape.


G. Bäckman, architect

Gunnar Bäckman

Gunnar Bäckman, architect 1967, Licentiate of Technology at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), in Stockholm, municipal architect of Östersund and Krokom in the county of Jämtland. Gunnar has formed the basis of Arvesund’s design principles. In his models he has captured the barn and re-formed it to modern houses.

Based on his experience as a municipal architect Gunnar has in a number of projects shown how barn houses, backyard houses and cabins together can create a closely connected yard milieu and buildings.


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