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Architecture
Jul
22
House in Kymmendö Island by Jordens Arkitekter
Zuzanna Gasior
Jul 22, 2020

This vacation house in Sweden, designed by Stockholm based Jordens Arkitekter stands out for its simplicity and unique relation to its landscape.

Located in Kymmendö Island, south of the Stockholm archipelago, the simple, clean lines and pure form of the residence blend perfectly with its dramatic seafront surroundings. A smaller guest house, similar in shape with the main building, lies at lower level, closer to the sea. Through transparency and the minimum use of materials, interior spaces blend with the exterior and the beauty of nature.

Designed and built primarily using three elemental materials—timber, stone, glass—the home features local Gotland sandstone throughout with all non-furniture elements being built-in using solid Oregon pine (including four bunkbed alcoves, a kitchen and fireplace unit, and bathroom). Collectively the building appears light and detached from the ground, purposefully not encroaching on the natural environment.

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Zuzanna Gasior
July 22, 2020

This vacation house in Sweden, designed by Stockholm based Jordens Arkitekter stands out for its simplicity and unique relation to its landscape.

Located in Kymmendö Island, south of the Stockholm archipelago, the simple, clean lines and pure form of the residence blend perfectly with its dramatic seafront surroundings. A smaller guest house, similar in shape with the main building, lies at lower level, closer to the sea. Through transparency and the minimum use of materials, interior spaces blend with the exterior and the beauty of nature.

Designed and built primarily using three elemental materials—timber, stone, glass—the home features local Gotland sandstone throughout with all non-furniture elements being built-in using solid Oregon pine (including four bunkbed alcoves, a kitchen and fireplace unit, and bathroom). Collectively the building appears light and detached from the ground, purposefully not encroaching on the natural environment.

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