The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

Swedish architects, Arctic Studio, have created a uniquely crafted private house in Onsala, Sweden that demonstrates the perfect balance between spatial efficiency and sophisticated minimalism.

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

® Carl Oliver Ander

The beach box house constitutes of two separate volumes, one on top of the other in an 80 degree angle. The architects aimed to create a set of interior and exterior spaces that stage different views over the open sea to the west, the sheltered bay to the south and the green fields to the east.  In order to achieve that, Arctic Studio envisioned the house as a simple box, the primal mode of inhabitation which is cut, opened and adapted to the surrounding landscape.

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

® Carl Oliver Ander

The house features an impressive set of terraces and exterior spaces that results to the extension of physical space.  One can reach the roof terraces from the upper level and the sheltered terraces from the lower level. This spatial composition creates an equal amount of interior and exterior space; moreover, it creates the spatial illusion of a much larger house than the actual 150sqm size of it.

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

® Carl Oliver Ander

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

® Carl Oliver Ander

The beach box house has been designed to demonstrate extreme efficiency at all levels, including spatial arrangement as well as material economy, while at the same time it demonstrates sophistication and distinctive style. The residence features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a common open space kitchen, dining area, lounge and living room.  The materials are simple, functional, inexpensive, maintenance-free and virtually similar both internally and externally, thus it creates a feeling of homogeneity and balance and encourages the inhabitation of external spaces.

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

® Carl Oliver Ander

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

® Carl Oliver Ander

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

®Arctic Studio

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

North elevation ®Arctic Studio

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

South elevation ®Arctic Studio

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

West elevation ®Arctic Studio

The Beach Box house by Arctic Studio

East elevation ®Arctic Studio

 

Words: Ivi Vassilopoulou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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