The whole holiday home is laid on a solstice of glacial limestone.
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Some think the cottage should be simple and spartan, others believe it should also be an architectural column.
This cabin, or the cottage, in the Swedish archipelago is definitely one of the last category.
The house is located at the top of an oceans overlooking the ship’s trail.
– The idea of the cottage was to create a clear and concentrated form in clear contrast to the surrounding landscape. The idea was that the foreign building would give a reinforced experience of nature’s shifts, says architect John Robert Nilsson to clicks. no.
It is the architect office with the same name that has designed the cabin.
Pool on the plunge
The whole holiday home is laid on a concrete sole dressed with limestone from Gotland. The sole extends beyond the entire building body and, together with the roof protrusion, forms a covered terrace that runs around three sides of the house.
On the fourth side, the limestone sole is extended towards the slope and ends with a pool that seems to hang out over a cliff.
The holiday home has a completely rectangular shape with a clear division of space between social and private areas.
– Instead of traditional doors, most openings are led all the way up to the ceiling, yet it is clear that you enter a new room when you go through an opening, describes Nilsson.
The house contains two bedrooms each with its mini-bath and a master bedroom with entrance to a larger brad.
The living room with open kitchen divides almost the house into two.
In total, the cottage is 250 sqm and was built in the period 2007 to 2009.
Behind the clean lines, it hides advanced technical installations. Among other things, all the water is taken to the house from the sea below. The salt water is cleaned in a desalination plant before it is dispensed through the faucets.
All energy for heating is obtained from a mountain heating plant. And when it’s hot they get cold from the cold boreholes.
– All installations have a wealth of thoughtful management and monitoring systems with web-based interfaces that can be controlled over the web and the mobile, Nilsson expands..
Exposed border between inside and outside
The holiday home’s facades are fully-fledged, with the exception of the side with the entrance, which is built in a black, brick wall.
The insulating glass selected for the facades is preloaded with a filtering layer to reduce the color of the furniture by the sunlight and another layer that will prevent condensation and cold.
– And with the glass façades pushed all the way into the sole, the border is almost wiped out inside out, “says Nilsson..
In addition, a small moat runs around the entire house that is hidden by limestone slabs. This race should take away rain and melting water.
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