Villa Moelven

Villa Moelven

This stunningly unique house is located in the beachside suburbs of the Swedish capital, Stockholm. It was designed by the Stockholm-based firm of architects Widjedal Racki. It was born out of an unusual arrangement. Commissioned as a collaboration between its clients - a young family with two children - and the Scandinavian wood manufacturers Moelven, the scheme was conceived as a private home, but also acts as a showcase and showroom for the sponsors involved in its construction. 

Made entirely from Nordic wood, Villa Moelven is an eco-friendly and energy efficient family home that is also beautifully modern and comfortable. It combines traditional techniques with modern, innovative features including solar heating and heat recycling.

One of the most striking features of Villa Moelven is its complex composition of spaces, which include playful features - for example, walls concealing secret passages - and rooms with no distinct borders. 

While the house's exterior looks simple and clearly defined, the interior tells a different story. The architects fully embraced complexity and, influenced by the relatively narrow site for the building, layed out its three bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathrooms across three levels. 

The interior of the house has a real flow, with floor to ceiling windows maximising the light to the insider of the property. 

Villa Moelven is a unique and inspiring Scandinavian home. It combines clean-lines, contemporary design and an environmentally-friendly approach to construction. 

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