Palmgren House, Sweden | John Pawson

Palmgren House in Drevviken, Sweden takes the form of a simple, box, designed by John Pawson  An enclosed courtyard at the back and a terrace to the front extend the all white, minimal interior with clean lines outdoors. 

The house has been photographed on a winter day, with the site totally blanketed in snow, and it looks as if the pure, pale volume fits perfectly into the white landscape.

Photography © Gilbert McCarragher | All images Courtesy of John Pawson

Description from John Pawson:

This house on the shore of Lake Drevviken takes the form of a simple box, with an enclosed courtyard at the back and a terrace to the front. Uncompromisingly contemporary, the architecture is nonetheless a quiet presence in the landscape. In winter, when the lake 
freezes over and the site is blanketed in snow, the pale volume is all but invisible. 
In summer, viewed from across the 
water, the elevations are fragmented by foliage. Inside the house is designed to be as open as possible to views over the lake, with spaces framed in simple surfaces and in a pale tonal palette.

Project Architects
Shingo Ozawa, Seamus Kowarzik

Source: John Pawson