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, swedenimage © 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.    

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedenthe home is situated on natural ground, surrounded by pine trees and sprucesimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedena terrace runs around the building, making it possible for the residents to lounge and enjoy the sun at any time of the dayimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedenstrict proportions of 1:3 govern the spatial rhythm of the villaimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedeninterior views show an entirely white spaceimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedenglass panels on both sides open views through the house and constant contact with the seaimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedenas a contrast to the black exterior, the interior is dominated by whiteimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedeninterior views show unprecedented visual access to the landscapeimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedenequally sized glazed panels allow daylight to pervade the spaceimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedenbedroom viewimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedenfloor to ceiling balck tiles characterize the bathroom and a window, high up in the ceiling, provides a glimpse of the skyimage © åke e:son lindman

erik andersson architects: villa wallin, swedenexteriors show the proportional rigor in the homeimage © åke e:son lindman

  • stunning

    dbkii says:
  • a house with no art ???????
    a frozen mind
    the lack of the hand
    of human touch
    might as well be in an operating room

    Paedra says:
  • With all my personal obsession with the color black, I would still probably not go with the black tiles in the bathroom, but other than that, a very nice modern suburban cottage. Scandinavian style to the letter 😀

    Victor says:
  • A human hand built this house and a human hand designed.
    The house is art, it does not require any.

    Dusty says:
  • to dbkii
    The design of the house is art. The furniture is art. The lighting is art. The views from the windows are constantly changing and thus are the art of nature. Everyone has a different perception of art. Even if there was a canvas or photograph on the wall, it would be delightful to some and ugly to others.
    Maybe the owners will add to their home over the years. To say they have a frozen mind is harsh of you.
    Some people can’t have everything they want at once but must save and purchase what they truly love.
    Nature is beautiful and a home nurtured and developed over time with a story to tell is also beautiful.
    I have exactly the same dining setting in a white room with concrete floors with the same ceiling as this house. I purchased it 20 years ago and this week I added an amazing Piet Hein Eek bench to the room. Now I’m saving for a picture. I’m certainly not damaged by the wait.

    JoJo says:

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