on Friday 10 September 2010

The Ygne Summer House is a small contemporary holiday and vacation home finished in 2008 by Sandell Sandberg - a young Swedish company established in 1995 which tends to design not only beautiful and functional projects but rather builds a strong and lasting identities.

Floor to ceiling windows wrap the house from the entry facade into the inner courtyard, allowing the heavily wooded exterior to become a part of the interior landscape. The main living area has a strong material change from the interior to the exterior. The exterior uses a rich material palette of Chinese tung oiled pine siding and decking, green painted siding and steel detailing. Interior uses a pale palette of white painted walls, white washed pine floor, concrete fireplace, and limestone.
This amazing family holiday home certainly underlines a strong and intense identity. The most impressive thing about Ygne House is the fact that it perfectly blends into its natural environment composed of immaculate decades old pine trees on the island of Gotland, one of the most popular summer holiday spots in Sweden.

Architect: Sandel Sandberg
Location: Ygne, Gotland Island, Sweden 
Project Year: 2008