This timber-clad villa by Stockholm studio The Frequent Office stands in between the trees of a steep rocky slope in the Swedish countryside .
The Frequent Workplace developed Villa Altona for a patch of woodland in Törnskogen – a locality to the north of the Swedish capital.
The constructing was conceived as a series of interconnected blocks.
This helps it to mediate among the ranges of its internet site – which vary by 9 metres from the lowest to the highest point – and to stay away from the large boulders that define the form of the strategy.
The building is oriented on an east-west axis and presents huge glass windows towards the forest.
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“The contrast between the suburban landscape to the south and the untouched forest to the north, gives the internet site its identity,” explained architect Marcelo Rovira Torres.
“The two opposite characters of the website created the the kind, placement and colors of the property.”
“The property generates a clear border amongst the two different web site characters,” he continued.
“To the south a conventional villa backyard faces the neighbouring houses. To the north, east and west the home faces the untouched nature.”
The concrete foundations and construction have been cast in situ, so as not to impact as well heavily on the landscape.
The whole volume was then clad in milled wooden panels, which were stained in diverse shades.
The blocks interconnect, making massive open-prepare spaces on the two the ground and upper floor.
A curving white staircase connecting the two amounts rises up by means of the centre of the program, below a large skylight.
It partially separates a lounge from the kitchen at ground degree and supplies entry to two bedrooms.
A bathroom and master suite are separated from the core of the developing by sliding partitions.
A decked pier extends out onto the forest floor from one side of the dining location to offer an outdoor area.
“The interior is virtually one particular constant room,” stated the architect. “The developing units offset relative to every other generates smaller sized private spaces inside of the huge area.”
A metal grate that forms the first-floor landing permits light from the skylight overhead to filter through to the ground floor.
The stairs continue up in the direction of the skylight, which retracts to provides entry to a roof terrace planted with a mixture of sedum and herbs.
Photography is by Mikael Olsson.
Architects: The Frequent Office
Landscape: Paju Achitecture and Landscape
Ground floor plan Initial floor prepare Part Dezeen