Smart Housing Småland

Smart Housing Småland bygger en internationellt ledande innovationsmiljö som, med användaren i centrum, skapar smart boende och hållbar byggd miljö med bas i glas och trä.


The aim of the project was to determine what considerations govern the implementation of vertical densification projects. From a building engineering perspective, older slab frameworks are easiest to work on, although the basic pre-requisites involved can scupper a project. Taking a broader approach based on wood can open up other routes to success with vertical densification.

Instead of building onto pre-existing structures, one could build over them. One concrete storey can be demolished and two new ones constructed in wood as hybrid overhanging add-ons with different forms of reinforcement in new or future elements.

We have to consider how green roofs are to be managed and used – in terms both of their durability, the techniques involved in their construction and creating an incentive for good development.

To expedite vertical densification, we need to review the structures underlying municipal detailed plans, modify the way property owners look at the cost-benefit relationship and devise processes for producing simplified decision data.

Work continues
The results will be implemented in other ongoing work and will form the basis for Visionskompaniet’s working decision process for vertical densification.

Visionskompaniet intends to submit an application to VINNOVA to work further on development and research based on case studies.

Participants: Visionskompaniet Arkitektur & Projekt (project owner) and RISE (formerly SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden)

Contact: Joachim Widerstedt, Visionskompaniet Arkitektur & Projekt AB,