White color for Wingardh Architects refuge

December, 10 2012 10:00

Posted inInner Style

Swedish Wingardh architects is more famous for bigger projects but the one I prefer is their smallest one, an extenson of their summer house. Only white and timber. Their best one in my opinion...

 

The summerhouse is situated on Sweden’s west coast, and the Wingardh's philosophy was to allow the house to be shaped by the family’s needs. It has been carefully renovated in three stages, and it forms a unique refuge for the couple. The most recent renovation was the most comprehensive. The ceiling was raised one metre, and the first floor was converted into a single large space with a stunning view of the sea. The two architects deliberately chose a style that deviates from the original architecture in order to invite nature in through the large window sections.

The bright and simple room serves as a combined living room and a bedroom with an adjacent bathroom section behind an elegant half wall. The wall is clad with Dinesen Douglas wooden planks, which ensures a smooth transition to the Dinesen Douglas floor.

For Gert and Karin Wingardh, nature is an important source of inspiration, and they aimed to use natural materials such as stone and, not least, wood that match the old wooden house.

 

images © Dinesen

 

images © Dinesen

 

images © Dinesen

 

images © Dinesen

 

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