The idea for this guest house in the archipelago of Stockholm was to create a simple housing unit that would work efficiently as an informal and compact vacation dwelling. In order to limit the construction budget, the majority of the house was done in low budget materials such as construction plywood and concrete. A straightforward use of materials that at the same time made for a raw and unpretentious interior fitting the client’s intended use and expectations. All exterior details were done monochromatically in red for a uniform and distilled expression that references traditional Swedish red houses in the area in a contemporary way. Using one similar simple logic, the inside of the house, including parts of the bathroom, was clad completely in pine plywood, creating a warm and inviting contrast to the bare concrete floor and invoking a reference to the tall pine trees outside.
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