CREATING BETTER ENVIRONĀ­MENTS

CREATING BETTER ENVIRONMENTS BEGINS WITH CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. IN THIS SECTION FORBO FLOORING IS PRESENTING UNIQUE PROJECTS WHICH FEATURE BETTER INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS.

Adaptation to the site and proximity to nature were fundamentals of the entire project, and the site's remarkable surroundings proved to be its greatest strength. The linked houses follow the slope, enjoying constant views of the forest thanks to windows that frame the landscape and direct the daylight in different ways. The stepped arrangement of the houses provides visual contact with the outdoor environment in its varying weather conditions as well as sheltered patios. The colours, materials and textures are inspired by the barren, rocky pine forest of Ormberget behind the houses. The materials of the walls, floors and ceilings were carefully evaluated with respect to environment, quality of housing and economy. Linoleum flooring was a natural choice in this context because of its durability, aesthetics and functionality. It is a largely natural material with little environmental impact during the manufacturing process and a long working life. So it is also good from a life cycle perspective. Another advantage is that the flooring works well with underfloor heating. The product Marmoleum Cocoa was chosen for its subtle but distinct texture, which gives it a natural beauty and counteracts visible soiling on light-coloured surfaces.

KRONANBACKEN FLOOR: MARMOLEUM SOLID PHOTO: JONAS WESTLING