As I was cleaning out my mailbox I found the first mail I sent to the architecht I planned to hire, who then forwarded me to my architecht Sofie Hägerström.
“Hi, it was so nice meeting you yesterday, here’s the email I promised.
Facts about the municipality: My island belongs to a municipality that recently merged with an other municipality. According to the inspector this will mean an adjustment in the buildingpermits regarding the size of the houses, and will most probably mean that the square meters one is permitted to build will be increased. Attached is a picture of the lot and the explanations of the permits regarding that lot. I’m hoping to be able to build a 160m2 house.
The island and its environment: The island, as you can see, is located in a very exposed location. Wind is always coming from some direction, and sometimes the wind might blow straight at the lot from the sea. We already have one house that’s rotten because we chose the wrong building materials for the wrong location. When it rains, the rains horizontally and goes into every crack and space it can get to. This means that my house needs to take any weather condition. Another problem is that the islands nature is very fragile and I wouldn’t want any huge cranes or bulldozer destroying everything. I was thinking about buying ready made elements, but I have no proof that they would withstand the forces of nature and I’m worried I would take down half the island if I’d try to transport them to the building site.