Villa D is situated south-east of Stockholm, high above street-level, on a rocky and steep site that overlooks a beautiful surrounding.Two main criteria were considered in the design phase – the client’s wish to access the highest point of the site, and an aim to limit the amount of blasted rock. We chose to design a clearly defined volume that shoots out from the rock, creating a dramatic effect worthy the site. The result is a long rectangular shaped plan, integrated into the rock on one end, cantilevered with an inclined gable on the other.
In order to fulfill the client’s wish of accessing the highest point of the site, living room, dining and kitchen areas are placed on the first floor with access to large terraces, while bedrooms are on the ground floor. A skylight stands above the staircase making the access to the first floor bright and inviting.
While the building has a dramatic 2-story façade facing the street, its opposite face presents a discreet single story turned towards a dense forest.
The structure of the building is a combined timbre and steel construction with façades clad in wooden panels. The panels have been given a grey tone as a way of borrowing the colors of the surrounding nature.
Project name: Villa D
Location: Tyresö, Stockholm, Sweden
Program: Single family house
Site area: 1,900 m2
Built-up area: 180 m2
Completion Year: 2006
Architects: RB Arkitektur
Principal designer: Rahel Belatchew Lerdell
Design team: Björn Axelsson, Henrik Ingves
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