Name: Archipelago House
Designer: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Archipelago House is a minimal home located in Stockholm, Sweden, designed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The layout of the plan is generated by the specifics of the site. The house is placed on the flat surface between two mountain rocks, and turns simultaneously towards the sun in the South and frontally towards the sea in the West.
With the small rooms located in the back, the rest of the house stands out as an open platform criss-crossed by panes of sliding glass. The zig-zag layout also offers several outside spaces sheltered from strong winds. The house is organised in layers, the big rooms expand with an open relationship to the wooden deck. A horizontal wooden trellis diffuses daylight and enhances the character of one continuous space, where the distinction of interior/exterior becomes subordinated.
Photography by Åke E:son Lindman