Architect Johan Sundberg designed the 'Villa J,' a contemporary villa-style residence located in a former fishing village in the far south of Sweden.
The home was designed to accommodate a family of five, so it is large and spacious; however, because of building restrictions pertaining to its location -- close to the water, yet adjascent to several roads -- only a third of the home's upper storey could be erected to its full height. The interior and exterior spaces are connected by an atrium. The master bedroom and the home's social areas are found on the ground floor, while the second floor is dedicated to the children's bedrooms and social areas.
Overall, the Villa J is designed as a series of spatial sequences which allow for moments of social interaction or solitude, sometimes simultaneously. The architects were a master of angles, using the main axes of the plot to create unique spaces throughout the home that are both functionally diverse and visually appealing.
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