The Common Office created Villa Altona in Sweden. The site is steep with a height difference of nine meters between the ground floor and the street level. The contrast between the suburban landscape to the south and the untouched forest to the north, gives the site its identity.
The house creates a clear border between the two different site characters. To the south a traditional villa garden faces the neighbouring houses. To the north, east and west the house faces the untouched nature. The large windows connect the interior with the outside, letting in light from all the directions of the compass.