The architects couldn't have asked for a better site: situated on a bed of rock along the edge of Stockholm's largest archipelago, the house commands views in all directions, to the water ahead and a thicket of greenery behind. A parallelogram in plan, the house is angled towards the coast, with a long west facade that drinks in panoramic vistas of the Baltic. Glass volumes are staggered in a zigzag formation and inset from the lip of the house footprint, creating a deep, shaded patio. Despite its gun-metal color usually associated with Miesian steel, the structure consists entirely of wood, from the exterior frame down to the furniture inside. The all-white interiors radiate with sunlight passing through the glass screens. The simple form and the exquisite details all around come together in a rich, nuanced design that more than fulfills the promise of the site. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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