Hen House Sweden, Rural Swedish Building: Swedish Hen Coop

Swedish Hen Coop, Wooden Building, Rural Architecture Sweden, HönsHus

Hen House Sweden : Rural Swedish Building

Hen Coop Building – design by Torsten Ottesjö Architect

13 Jun 2012

Hönshus-1

Location: western Sweden

Architect: Torsten Ottesjö

Hen Coop design

HönsHus-1 is a wooden hens house designed and built by Torsten Ottesjö situated on the West coast of Sweden.

Hen House in Sweden Hen Coop Building in Sweden HönsHus-1 Sweden Swedish Hen Coop
photographs © David Relan

It rests on a framework of steel legs drilled into rock. The house was designed to mimic the way a mother hen spreads her wings to protect her young. It is perched on a rock slope overlooking an inlet and allows its current feathered residents a sea view.

Hen House in Sweden Hen Coop Building in Sweden HönsHus-1 Sweden Swedish Hen Coop
photographs © David Relan

The hen house is programmed to mimic natural lighting conditions within the house, and therefore provide the chickens a natural daylight rythym. The hens house is the second in a series of biomorphic strucures built by Torsten. He is inspired by nature, improvisation, and simplicity.

Hen House in Sweden Hen Coop Building in Sweden HönsHus-1 Sweden Swedish Hen Coop
photographs © David Relan

Hens House in Sweden images / information from Torsten Ottesjö


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