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.
Villa Blåbär in Stockholm, Sweden by pS Arkitektur
October 29th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: pS Arkitektur
The surrounding nature and slope dictated the shape of this one family house fully covered in black roofing felt.Delightful views into the sunny forest, space and a daring uncompromising design was the starting point for the development of this villa in Nacka, outside Stockholm.
The house was created during a number of workshops with the client, where different volumes were tested in model and several site visits.The challenge was to locate all rooms on the same level, and trying to fit the house on the sloping ground of this nature site.
It resulted in a narrow and extended house that sits at the very top of the site, hovering on concrete blocks over the rock. In this way the house itself shelters the terrace from unwanted views from the road and neighbors. The movement through the house mimics the initial exploratory walks we had on site prior to building. The master bedroom is placed where one gets the most spectacular view.
The house is fully covered in roofing felt on both roof and facades to give a calm uniform black exterior that contrasts with the crispy white interior. On the inside the wardrobes, lighting and sockets are inset in walls and ceiling to give an even and clean look.
The different functions within the house appearaccording to a hierarchy, moving from public towards the private; from garage, entrance, then kitchen, living room and farthest away bedrooms and bath.
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