STOCKHOLM ARCHIPELAGO – THE HOUSE ON THE CLIFF
Two distinct volumes interact with each other to create the conditions for the life that is led here, simple sleeping cells and a large, generous living room that floats out over the smooth cliffs. Between the two volumes, an internal light well forms itself where light cuts down through a large skylight. The idea is to allow this release to define a conceptual cut between the two parts of the house; the closed space that turns inwards, and the generously outward looking, open volume.
In order to retain a concentrated form, the box-like terraces are integrated with the volume and helps connecting it to the ground. On the exterior, steps are carved into the volume, connecting the bedroom terrace to the roof. Materials and details are chosen with care to emphasize an architectonic whole. The open foundation rises above ground and leaves the site untouched. There is a strong desire to inflict as little damage on the site as possible, visually as well as conceptually.
Petra Gipp, Katarina Lundeberg, Veronica Carlsson
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman, Petra Gipp Arkitektur och beställaren