Monday, August 15, 2011

So Wrong It's Right

This house, in Sweden, is at odds with everything around it, it is totally out of place and out of time BUT it somehow looks right. What do you think? The Stark White Townhouse found at Yatzer


Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Di

I know Landskrona and, as you can see in the picture, many of these plots have been redeveloped through the years. So, this street is no conservation area.

After the initial shock, this project has really grown on me. I'll certainly take a look at it next time I am there.


Whitney-Anne Baker said...

it works in a bonkers kind of way.

Mathieu said...

I think the reason it works, while ultimately establishing a new aesthetic style in the area, is due to its proportionality. It speaks directly to the terraces across the street from it.
While the facade is drastically oversimplified in comparison to its neighbours, the scale of the openings is also of a similar scale to those buildings around it as well.

It feel very Japanese from the exterior pictures (something you might see come out of the SANAA offices perhaps), but it is an interesting juxtaposition to make culturally considering Scandinavian and Japanese designs are often considered to be the most forward and efficient in many fields including architecture.

That it is white and almost fades into non-existance, a very current trend with the architectural avant-garde of the moment, also helps with it's fitting in. How can it stand out if it's almost not there? :)

Unknown said...

I love things like this--that someone actually visualized it and then executed it with perfection--just wonderful.

xo Mary Jo