To make their buildings blend in with the surroundings, some architects might use mirrored facades, green roofs or utilize super local materials. Instead, Swedish Murman Arkitekter camouflaged this home by wrapping it in a gorgeous evergreen foliage-printed vinyl. Located in a small clearing on Gotland, an island off the Swedish coast, the unique Juniper House stands as a playful example for the local authorities, whose aim is to 'not let modern architecture be visual in the landscape.'
The beautiful Juniper House is a 540 sq-foot home made from local timber. Three of its sides were masked in a vinyl cloth that was screen printed with photographs of the same trees growing around the house. This innovative idea not only serves as a camouflage that helps it blend with the surroundings, but also filters light and ads privacy to the interiors.
The luscious false facade is only 15-inches away from the wooden exterior cladding and is fixed in place with a series of galvanized steel rods. ‘The house is barely visible, like a mirror of its own surroundings’, explained the Stockholm-based architects.
Photos Åke E-son Lindman