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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Atrium House in Gotland, Sweden by Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

 
June 14th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

Atrium House is a vacation home for a family of three generations on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. It is built on a slight ridge that marks the former location of the coastline a thousand years ago. In relation to the open and expansive landscape, the building seems more like a low wall than a house. It is built around a completely enclosed atrium courtyard that is designed to serve as a fixed point, a sheltered outdoor room. The rest of the property is left undisturbed as a meadow where grazing sheep prevent the land from returning to forest.

East elevation viewed from the north, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

East elevation viewed from the north, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

  • Architects: Tham and Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: Atrium House
  • Location: Gotland, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E: son Lindman
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Team: Bolle Tham (chief architect), Tove Belfrage, Martin Videgård (collaborators)
  • Project: 2002‐2004
  • Built: 2006‐2010

The house has the appearance of a low stone wall fit into the landscape, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

The house has the appearance of a low stone wall fit into the landscape, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

The house is narrow, but its openings facing out are wide, giving the interior the character of a niche like shelter in the open space of the landscape. While the roof maintains a consistent elevation throughout the house, the interior floor rises and falls in accordance with the surrounding terrain. This means the height of the ceiling varies within the main spaces, which are arranged in a continuous ring around the atrium. Within this continuous space, the smaller rooms are assembled in a number of solid blocks.

South elevation, facing the sea in evening light, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

South elevation, facing the sea in evening light, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Inspired by the impressive materiality of Gotland’s vernacular agricultural architecture, the masonry construction has a natural plaster colour that has been mixed with carbon black, exterior metal parts made of oxidised zinc, and oak doors as well as windows that have been treated with tar oil. The large sliding glass windows are mounted on the surface of the exterior walls, according to the same principle as many barn doors. Also the interior doors are surface‐mounted, allowing the walls to appear unbroken.

View from atrium toward living room, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

View from atrium toward living room, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Dining area overlooking the meadow and sea to the south, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Dining area overlooking the meadow and sea to the south, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Grandmother’s room. Built-in box bed of waxed pine plywood, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Grandmother’s room. Built-in box bed of waxed pine plywood, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

The passage between kitchen and dining room, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

The passage between kitchen and dining room, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Grandmother’s room. Built-in box bed of waxed pine plywood. Fireplace and sliding window, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Grandmother’s room. Built-in box bed of waxed pine plywood. Fireplace and sliding window, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Dining room with fireplace, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Dining room with fireplace, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Living room with fireplace, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Living room with fireplace, Image Courtesy © Åke E: son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

Sections , Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

Sections , Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

sections , Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

sections , Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

Plan, Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

Plan, Image Courtesy © Tham and Videgård Arkitekter

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