Swedish architects Johannes Norlander Arkitektur have renovated this 1950s island cottage near Gothenburg.
House Morran has been re-clad in tar-coated plywood and the roof, eaves and gutters are also coated in black.
The interior of the house is finished in natural pine.
Photography is by Rasmus Norlander
Here are some more details from the architects:
Construction year: 2010
Client: Private Architect: Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB
Location: Gothenburg Archipelago , Sweden Area: 80 m2
The house is located on an island just by the sea fairway to the port of Gothenburg.
The project is a transformation of a worn down cottage from the 50’s with an extension from the mid 70’s.
The building volume and most of the structure has been kept intact, in order not to exploit the landscape but just to refine and strengthen the qualities already existing on the site.
The new facade is cladded in plywood, coated in black pine tar just like the traditional way of preserving wooden boats.
The roof is coated in simple tar paper and has thin plywood eaves with integrated aluminum gutters, coated in black. The interior is all in natural pine and where plywood is used for both cladding and construction.