Archipelago House is the Ultimate Holiday Home for Nature Lovers in the Woods of Sweden

by , 10/03/12
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, Archipelago House, Sweden, holiday home, forest, green design, daylighting, timber home, sustainable design, eco-design

Archipelago house consists of a compact volume with bedrooms in the back and an open living platform that embraces the surrounding pine forest and sea. Tall glass windows create a sense of interconnectedness with nature and permit plenty of natural light to illuminate the interior, although striking horizontal trellises diffuse this light, softening its impact.

Constructed out of black-stained timber, the Archipelago house has a layered sense of height designed to complement the tall pine trees outside. The interior design is gentle and minimalist yet retains all the comforts associated with a cottage home away from home, and a hanging fireplace keeps the place warm during chilly winters.

+ Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Via Contemporist

photography by Åke E:son Lindman

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