Ingarö by Arrhov Frick

From the beginning of the design process, the site conditions significantly informed the building's principles and formal expression. The plot itself is relatively steep and difficult to accommodate outdoor areas; therefore an integrated terrace was created to form a liveable outdoor space. The open air terrace is the same form and area as the enclosed house — two equal parts meeting each other to create a central garden.

To emphasise the continuity between outdoor and indoor, the timber structure is visible throughout. Sitting perched on the slope — the rear of the house rests close to the ground while the living room and terrace project toward the water. To avoid blasting onsite, the house stands on a grid of wooden posts. Both the post and the wood panelled facade are treated with a carbon black pigment, giving a darker tint while retaining the wood's lustre and character.

Arrhov Frick
Ingarö, Värmdö SV, Stockholm County, Sweden
160 m²
Mikael Olsson

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