Sustainable Architecture: A Solution for Scandinavian Housing Crisis – The Case of Snabba Hus Västberga Stockholm, Sweden

Author: Stran Star1
1Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq

Abstract: Sustainable constructed housing” also known as assembled houses” or” LEGO houses” has recently gained attention in Scandinavian government planning offices, sparking interest from a variety of scientific fields and providing lucrative investment opportunities for major Scandinavian construction firms. This appeal can be attributed to a shared desire to employ sustainability to address the housing crisis in Scandinavian nations, notably among the younger generation in Sweden. This publication presents economic progress and revisions to the house loan program for first-time homebuyers while highlighting the improvement measures done by Sweden’s ministry of housing. One of the Scandinavian nations, Sweden, has seen a surge in its housing crisis, and it appears to have found the solution. In this paper addressing the socioeconomic updates on Swedish housing laws, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of the notion of eco-friendly constructed homes. Since the 1980s till the present, Scandinavian countries have undoubtedly seen rapid economic growth (Fellman, 2008). The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of Snabba Hus, a building in Västberga, in Stockholm, Sweden, discussing its design elements in detail. By creating easily assembled housing units that are resource- and environment-friendly, the project was built successfully while providing young people with affordable eco-friendly homes. To help the reader understand, this paper provides a sustainable, easily assembled building system and its components, in addition how this system is explained, comprehended, put into reality, and implemented using the data that has been gathered based on the case study to draw attention to the discussion over whether the housing crisis is a social or physical problem and whether a sustainable, time-saving assembled housing unit is the solution to the problem of young housing shortages, and refugees, as well as in case of natural disasters such as earthquakes? Determining complex issues from the perspective of sustainable design may be the total of all life on earth and the ultimate solution to the housing crisis facing the next generation.

Keywords: Assembled Housing, Eco-housing Concept, Earth-Friendly Architecture, Housing

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Doi: 10.23918/eajse.v9i1p323

Published: February 16, 2023


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