Villa Wallin by
Erik Andersson Architects

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Black-painted pine clads the walls of this small gabled house by Swedish studio Erik Andersson Architects on an island in the Stockholm archipelago (+ slideshow).

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

The single-storey house is covered with a traditional Falu Rödfärg paint to give it an austere appearance, while the symmetrical roof is clad with black tar paper to match.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

Erik Andersson Architects used an exact 1:3 proportion to generate the dimensions of the building, creating a six-metre height, a six-metre width and an 18-metre length.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

Located in a woodland area on the island of Yxlan, the building is constructed over a wooden podium that creates a continuous deck around its perimeter. This allow residents to sit in the sun at any time of day.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

Large square windows meet the ground on each elevation so that different rooms can be opened out to the deck.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

Contrasting with the exterior, most rooms inside the house have white-painted walls, floors and ceilings. The bathroom is the only exception and is lined with square black tiles.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

A living and dining room occupies the central section of the house. A double bedroom sits on one side, while a bathroom, a single bedroom and a sauna are positioned at the opposite end.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

The house also features an outdoor plunge pool, which can be heated using a wood-burning stove.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

Stockholm firm Erik Andersson Architects also recently completed a pedestrian bridge with a built-in heating system to keep it clear of ice and snow.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

See more houses in Sweden on Dezeen, including one with a glass-fronted lookout loft and one with an aquarium-like swimming pool.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

Photography is by Åke E-son Lindman.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects

Here's some more information from Erik Andersson Architects:


Strict proportions by Erik Andersson

On Yxlan in the northern Stockholm archipelago, Erik Andersson Architects has designed the archetypal house. Designed strictly by using the proportional ratio of 1:3, the house measures six meters in depth, eighteen meters in length and six meters in height.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects
Ground floor plan

The facade windows also follow a clear pattern: they are all square in form and have the same size. The villa is situated on natural ground, surrounded by pine trees and spruces, and much of the surroundings have been preserved. A terrace runs around the building, making it possible for the residents to lounge and enjoy the sun at any time of the day.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects
Cross section

Glass panels on both sides open views right through the house and provide a constant contact with the sea. The house is clad with horizontal pine panels, painted black with Falu Rödfärg – a traditional Swedish paint that can be traced right back to the 16th century – while the roof is covered with tar felt.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects
North elevation - click for larger image

As a contrast to the black exterior, the interior is dominated by white. Everything from the walls and pine floors is painted white – except for the bathroom, where black tiles cover everything from the walls to the floor, and a window, high up in the ceiling, provides a glimpse of the sky.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects
West elevation - click for larger image

The house also features a sauna with a panoramic view to the sea and the cruise ships passing by, as well as a custom made outdoor plunge pool, which can be heated for winter use with a wood-fired stove.

Villa Wallin by Erik Andersson Architects
South elevation - click for larger image

Project name: Villa Wallin
Type: Private Residence
Location: Yxlan, Stockholm archepelago, Sweden
Status: Completed
Client: Mats Wallin and Petra Ryrberg
Architect: Erik Andersson Architects
Budget: EUR 150.000
Size: 108m.

  • Peter J

    Well, another pseudo-minimalist black house with an all white interior. Does the world really need to know about this? Rather sad that people with resources spend their money on something as obsolete and unsexy as this.

  • KimonoMyHouse

    Is the house for sale? The photos look like are from the real estate agent. Wide angle frenzy.

  • Isse

    Anyone, who designed the lamp above the dining room table?

  • Dennis

    Hats off to a great result for €150k. Forget the previous 2 comments and enjoy it for what it is.

  • heini

    @ Peter Jay: This may not be anything new, but it’s a great house for that price and 89% of buildings in Stockholm are worse!

    • Peter J

      Sorry, I refuse to make the quality standards for architecture relative.

      • karl

        I cannot see how you manage to get upset about this house. It might not be spectacular but it sure isn’t bad. Go scream WOLF! at one of the Gilette-Spaceshuttle-Star Trek designs being featured instead.

  • KimonoMyHouse

    A simple and cheap building doesn’t have to be banal. To design something like this is to avoid being an architect. The kitsch modernist furnishing is nice though.

  • http://architecture-apprentice.tumblr.com ArchiApprentice

    I wish Dezeen would include detail drawings as well as plans, sections and elevations occasionally.