© Åke E:son Lindman

Widlund House by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Located on a narrow strip of land in the west coast of the Baltic island of Öland, the Widlund House is a box form vacation house oriented towards the open sea and sky.

Architects: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Location: Öland, Sweden
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Stockholm-based design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune used precast concrete created a clearly sculpted volume with a special white luster.

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© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The joints between the concrete elements are carefully designed and positioned so that – instead of interfering with – they become part of the building’s geometry and expression.

© Åke E:son Lindman

Inspiration from architect:

This house is like a funnel of light, space and sea views. The white concrete box is “corset” in the middle, creating slightly shear wall and roof angles. This gives the house both its direction and character, while also marking the difference between the rear private two-storey bedroom part and the communal double ceiling-height front part.