Saturday, 24 August 2013

Black out: Dark dream houses

If I lived far, far away from the city, I would live in a black house on a windy bluff, a cliff, a paddock, a grassy hill, a sand dune. Overlooking the North Pacific in Japan, Bass Strait in Victoria, the North Atlantic in Sweden, there are other sweet and sometimes sad souls seeking peace in the sound of the pounding surf during a storm and, just as often, beauty in the sight of a sparkling ocean on a calm and sunny day.


1. This summer house in Sweden designed by by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter sports a black shingle panel façade; via tvark.se
2. Todd Saunders designed a series of six artists’ studios on various Fogo Island locations with views of the North Atlantic Ocean; via saunders.no
3. Black-stained cedar clads this weekend house at the beach in Chiba, Japan, by Tokyo studio Bakoko, via bakoko.jp
4. House Tumle in Gothenburg, Sweden, has a black facade clad in black corrugated metal sheeting. It is designed by Johannes Norlander Arkitektur; via norlander.se
5. This black beach house called Scape House, overlooks Bass Strait in Victoria. It is designed by Andrew Simpson Architects, Owen West, Hatz Architects, and Dennis Prior; via asimpson.com.au
6. Villa Uttringe, a barn-like house in Sweden by Wahlin Arkitekter; via wahlinarkitekter.se
7. This house extension on a property outside Melbourne has small windows scattered across the rear facade. It’s designed by Australian practice Wolveridge Architects; via wolveridge.com.au
Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 Collection; via viktor-rolf.com

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