Geothermal Home Wrapped In Black Felt
Studio pS Arkitektur recently finished a jet-black family home just outside Stockholm. Villa Blåbär is completely covered in black roofing felt, a natural insulator that gives the shelter a unique aesthetic. This striking villa is heated by geothermal energy, and it hovers above the earth on concrete blocks to preserve its site.
Villa Blåbär in Nacka, Sweden, takes its name from the dark blue European blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). It was over a series of site visits and workshops where the architects and clients played up with different volumes and tested models and ideas. It stands on stilts on a rock for minimal impact on the earth, and its shape was dictated by the surrounding nature.
This villa’s black exterior contrasts greatly with its crisp white interiors, which are filled with natural light. All rooms are on the same level, and wardrobes, lighting and sockets are hidden inside walls and ceilings for an even and clean look. The master bedroom of this energy-efficient home has the most spectacular view, so its inhabitants can enjoy the woodland right until the very last minute of the day.