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

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 3, 2012 @ 9:58 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments

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 [1] to illuminate the interior, although striking horizontal trellises [2] diffuse this light, softening its impact.

Constructed out of black-stained timber [3], the Archipelago house has a layered sense of height designed to complement the tall pine trees outside. The interior design is gentle and minimalist [4] 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 [5]

Via Contemporist [6]

photography by Åke E:son Lindman

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[1] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light/

[2] striking horizontal trellises: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trellis_(architecture)

[3] black-stained timber: http://inhabitat.com/stealth-barn-is-a-striking-black-guest-house-converted-from-a-plain-barn/

[4] gentle and minimalist: http://inhabitat.com/tag/minimalism/

[5] + Tham & Videgård Arkitekter: http://www.tvark.se

[6] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/10/03/archipelago-house-by-tham-videgard-arkitekter/

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