House Husarö in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgard Arkitekter | Yellowtrace

House Husarö in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgard Arkitekter | Yellowtrace

House Husarö in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgard Arkitekter | Yellowtrace

House Husarö in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgard Arkitekter | Yellowtrace

House Husarö in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgard Arkitekter | Yellowtrace

House Husarö in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgard Arkitekter | Yellowtrace

 

With its floor-to-ceiling windows, pitched roof, forest aspect and use of natural materials, House Husarö in Stockholm by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter has all the usual trappings of a classic Nordic cabin. However, upon taking a closer look, unique elements such as materiality, form, scale and detailing elevate this humble summer home into a league above the norm.

The exterior is entirely clad with folded black sheet metal of varied widths, making the cabin feel approachable with its hand-worked and imperfect finish. Recessed sliding doors are framed with thick profiles of stained hardwood, and accentuated in contrast against the light birch doorframe. Inside, it’s all about that vaulted timber ceiling – an exciting visual surprise that is simply made by bending sheets of plywood. The series of vaults add a refined yet playful sense of rhythmic direction to the space.

Upstairs a skylight runs along the centre of the roof ridge, highlighting the verticality of the space and subtly enhancing its sense of seclusion. We’re loving the introduction of chipboard, used to clad the walls and entire ceiling, giving the space a textured warmth and intimacy in comparison to the breezy ground floor. Capping off this stunner of a home is the interesting interplay between inverted shapes – square and triangular frames contrast against solid versions of their forms, a technique seen most evidently in the beam work and window frames upstairs.

Oh the Nords, the world’s true masters of the wilderness cabin, thank you for the endless supply of forest-found architectural whimsy.

 

See more project by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter on Yellowtrace.

 

 


[Images courtesy of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Photography by Ake Eson Lindman.]

 

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