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Archipelago house / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

  • 00:00 - 21 January, 2009
Archipelago house / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Archipelago house / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
  • Architects

    Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter
  • Architects In Charge

    Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård Hansson
  • Client

    Private
  • Site Area

    3250 sqm
  • Area

    3250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

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From the architect. The starting point is the direct relation to the dramatic archipelago landscape with the objective to offer within a simple frame - a platform - several diverse readings of the relation space-nature.

Conceived as a light weight construction in wood and glass, this summerhouse is built in the outer Stockholm archipelago. The horizontal character of the black stained exterior relates to the verticals of tall grown pines and the mirrored views of the Baltic Sea.

The geometry of the plan is generated by the specifics of the site, the house being fitted into the flat surface between two mountain rocks and turning simultaneously towards the sun in south and frontally towards the sea in west. 

With the small rooms placed in the back, the social areas of the house stand out as an open platform crisscrossed by sliding glass. The zig-zagged layout also creates a series of outside places sheltered from the strong winds.

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