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


‘villa wallin’ by erik andersson architects, yxlan, stockholm, sweden

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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

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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

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interior views show unprecedented visual access to the landscape

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equally sized glazed panels allow daylight to pervade the space

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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

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exteriors show the proportional rigor in the home

image © åke e:son lindman

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