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The Swedish house designed by statistics

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Too many cooks spoil the broth? Well, this house was designed by two million people. 

House buyers come with radically different wants and needs, so designing the dream home is no easy feat. You see, it’s all well and good leaving room for that huge open plan kitchen, but some would rather just eat takeaway pizza each night in their slightly larger garden. So, how do you go about designing a place that ticks all the boxes for as many people as possible? One answer is statistics.

The above house was designed for Swedish property agents Hemnet, which analyzed more than 200 million clicks on 86,000 different homes advertised on the country’s most popular property website. The results were then brought to life by architects Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård, designing what is being referred to as both “the country’s statistically most sought after home,” and the catchier, “house of clicks”.

The concept house has one double bedroom and one single, an open plan kitchen/living room (AND a large garden for your takeaway pizza consumption), one bathroom, and a balcony/terrace. It’s priced at approximately €300,000 ($325,000). Here’s some more of it, with one of the walls cut off;

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They’ll replace that wall before you move in, we hope.

The two architects had a difficult job turning the big data into a livable house, faced with challenges like designing a house with 1.5 floors. Their solution was to a draw a dining room with an extra high ceiling, while the rest of the floor is designed over two levels. The outside of the house, meanwhile, is cube-shaped and crafted from red wood, inspired by classic Swedish housing styles.

”The result is a combination of the two types of buildings,” said the architects. “A new standardised house within reach of most people. A simple, cost- and energy-efficient design that is easy to build and customize. But also a beautiful building with generous natural light and a feeling of space throughout the house.”

The Hemnet website allows you to explore the house further and even create a dream home of your own. Meanwhile, discussions are underway to bring the House of Clicks to life for real, and you can also express your interest through the same website.

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