SWEDEN — Take a look at this stunning spa nestled on a pastoral private residence in south Sweden. The design by Stockholm-based firm Claesson Koivisto Rune features a beautiful white tile parquet scheme yielding a homogenous chevron effect in harmonious contrast to its surrounding natural environment.
The patterned chevron concept seen throughout the spa reflects the wood flooring seen in the property’s adjacent 1796 neoclassical mansion, DesignBoom writes.
Consisting of an outdoor pool for summer and an underground spa and sauna for winter, the grey terrace is accompanied by two simple gabled structures clad in white tile sustaining the chevron motif.
The volumes are based on a raised, grey podium that has been laser cut to display the parquet pattern. One of the two house volumes serve as a roofed outdoor kitchen and dining place, while the smaller and narrower house conceals the stairwell leading down to the spa.
The indoor spa below provides a relaxing retreat. A tinted glass wall marks the location of the sauna and showers that flank the indoor pool creating a playful reflecting effect. The pools themselves are also covered in white tile perpetuating Claesson Koivisto Rune’s purposeful narrative. And, the increasing depth of the water lends the white tiles a rich turquoise hue.
The oversized (in comparison with normal parquets) tiles are white which allows them to be coloured turquoise by the depth of the water. Each step down into the pool thus is a deeper hue of turquoise. The water itself is not treated as a transparent ”nothing” but as a visible element and one of the materials on the palette.
Photography by: Åke E:son Lindman
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