As a newly qualified architecture graduate in the mid-90s, James Pickard said goodbye to the UK and moved to Sweden. He found a job, enrolled at night school to learn Swedish and set out to immerse himself in the country’s design culture.
One day on his way to work, he noticed a house under construction. Mr Pickard grew increasingly incredulous as he saw the building take shape throughout the week. On the fifth day, the house was completed and he saw a family eating dinner inside. He knocked on the door and asked if he could take a look around.
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