Nestled amongst the beautiful natural scenery of island Gotland, this family vacation house is designed by Swedish architecture studio Etat Arkitekter. With the contemporary, plain and robust appearance, minimalist house is in correspondence with its surrounding nature, dominated by flowering meadows and low juniper bushes. Reflecting local building traditions and considering harsh climate conditions, the architects selected the building materials according to their material presence, durability and ability to age in a beautiful manner. House on Gotland is constructed from concrete blocks, and the roof is clad with the wood using the traditional Swedish technique Faltak. The large square windows made of the pine growing in the forests of northern Sweden, are allowing calm and balanced living in harmony with nature.
Etat Arkitekter is an award wining architectural practice, founded in 2008 by Erik Törnkvist. With an ongoing projects in Sweden and Japan, Etat Arkitekter is dedicated to creating the contemporary projects with specific character and strong presence.
all images © rasmus norlander / etat arkitekter