Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB renovated a 1950s island cottage on Sweden's Gothenburg Archipelago with jet-black wooden facade that draws upon traditional boat building techniques. House Morran is covered in black pine tar - a material traditionally used throughout Norway to preserve wood against the elements.
Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB‘s House Morran is clad with plywood coated in tar – a material commonly used in maritime applications to preserve and seal wood. The home’s long and lean body features several sliding glass doors and windows that fill the home with natural light and fresh woodland breezes. Its dark exterior contrasts with its light wooden heart, which was left in its natural color in homage to the wood’s beautiful grain.
The building’s original volume and most of the structure has been kept intact, respecting the home’s 50’s design. The interiors are bright, airy and uncluttered with a minimal amount of furniture, all of which is made from local pine. With many little spaces created for relaxation and contemplation of nature, this beautiful Nordic home makes the most of its surroundings.
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Photos by Rasmus Norlander