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Concrete House in Lagnö, Sweden

Happy Friday! I could not sleep last night for all the BIG PLANS. Here’s today’s house porn, I shall wait while you pick your jaw off the floor…

This concrete wonder is in Lagnö in the Stockholm archipelago, and it is the handiwork of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter who are famous for reinterpreting traditional structures in a way that makes you go slightly weak at the knees. From the road, you see a concrete wall. On the other side facing the sea, a swimming pool and a sprawling partly glass covered veranda, massive floor to ceiling teak windows and a view to the sea. With a rather modest 100 square metres it manages to look discreet and not like a cold war mausoleum. Inside, it’s Artek-tastic. I love it. Can someone get a message to the owners that I would like to be their friend and come and live here? Please?

Featured in Residence magazine, styled by Lotta Agaton.

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House in Humblebaek, Denmark

I had to remind myself to breathe when I spotted this house in the Australian magazine Est. Designed by the Copenhagen firm Norm Architects to accommodate the needs of a working artist, the house had to work as a studio as well as a home, maximise natural light and provide a sanctuary for inspiration and creativity. The old farm workers house was found in the open fields behind the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek (serendipitous?), and the reconstruction utilised a lot of the existing raw materials: old wooden beams, brick walls and steel supports.

I think the result is breathtaking. I love the floor, it was made by roughly sanding a concrete base and treating it with shiny epoxy, such beautiful colours and shades. The perfect backdrop for those paintings.

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