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Tham & Videgard Arkitekter's Swedish Home Reflects the Landscape

 - May 25, 2017
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The Swedish landscape is notoriously hoary, with hundreds of square kilometers of snowswept barrens that have inspired everything from Swedish literature to the Swedish way of life, and Tham & Videgard Arkitekter have further used the landscape as inspiration for 'Atrium House.' In every aspect of the design, the home reflects the environment that it occupies, from the physical structure to the interior design.

Tham & Videgard Arkitekter's Atrium House is a bungalow, which is already fitting considering the flatness of the region (it is on the Swedish island of Gotland, to be specific.) The squat house has a concrete facade similar in color to the snow around it, and its reflective windows cause it to blend in even further. On the interior, the home has only sparse decoration. It's pared down to the basic necessities, letting its occupants appreciate the surrounding nature.