erik andersson architects: villa wallin, sweden
erik andersson architects: villa wallin, sweden erik andersson architects: villa wallin, sweden
apr 29, 2013
erik andersson architects: villa wallin, sweden

‘villa wallin’ by erik andersson architects, yxlan, stockholm, sweden
image © åke e:son lindman




on a northern archipelago of stockholm sits a house designed with a strict 1:3 ratio, a mathematically inflexible manifestation of a swedish villa archetype. the design by stockholm-based erik andersson architects measures six meters in depth, eighteen meters in length and six meters in height; identically sized square windows complete the rationalist proportional system.


while the building enjoys a sunlit, wraparound terrace, the tree-filled landscape of the site was mostly preserved. pine trees and spruces find their black-painted opposite in the horizontal cladding of the home. the tar felt roof materially complements the usage of falu rödfärg a traditional swedish paint that finds its tectonic origins in the 16th century. glazed paneling provide a clear line of sight through the dwelling and into an all-white interior. the visible connection to the sea is maintained in the black-tiled bathroom and accompanying sauna which enjoys panoramic views of the water.    

the home is situated on natural ground, surrounded by pine trees and spruces
image © åke e:son lindman

a terrace runs around the building, making it possible for the residents to lounge and enjoy the sun at any time of the day
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strict proportions of 1:3 govern the spatial rhythm of the villa
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interior views show an entirely white space
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glass panels on both sides open views through the house and constant contact with the sea
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as a contrast to the black exterior, the interior is dominated by white
image © åke e:son lindman

interior views show unprecedented visual access to the landscape
image © åke e:son lindman

equally sized glazed panels allow daylight to pervade the space
image © åke e:son lindman

bedroom view
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floor to ceiling balck tiles characterize the bathroom and a window, high up in the ceiling, provides a glimpse of the sky
image © åke e:son lindman

exteriors show the proportional rigor in the home
image © åke e:son lindman

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