Getting its inspiration from the seasonal color changes “from winter grey and black to summertime bright and deep green, to orange, red and yellow in autumn” and the local Humlegarden Park was the starting point to the design of this very unique Art Nouveau apartment in Stockholm. The traditional Swedish interior use of colour and patterns, developed by Swedish artist Carl Larsson and Swedish architect Josef Frank was also an equally important inspiration to Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter, the lead architects in this project.
“The overlapping colours transform the layout of the apartment and add a new structure of spaces linked to each other across the original plan. The parquet floor also function as a uniting system that offer design possibilities. Once we had a set up of colours in different shades, we could develop each room in relation to the others, every piece of parquet was defined to fit into the right position, there was no random factor in the construction process”.
The bold colors extending from the floor to the walls creates an incredible upbeat atmosphere to the apartment, this rare and experimental design transforms the meaning of apartment living into a whole new level.
Date: 2006-2008Location: StockholmArchitect: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter / Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård Hansson. Collaborators: Tove Belfrage, Helene Amundsen, Johan Björkholm, Karolina Nyström. Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman