House Morran by Johannes Norlander Arkitektur
Constructed in the 1950s, this island cottage now known as the House Morran has been renovated by the Swedish architects Johannes Norlander Arkitektur.
House Morran is located on an island near Gothenburg in Sweden and has been re-clad in tar-coated plywood. The roof, eaves and gutters are also coated in the same color. It is a small home styled in minimalist fashion. The interior is finished in natural pine while most of the structure has been kept intact in order not to exploit the landscape but just to refine and strengthen the qualities that already exist.
From the architects: “The house is located on an island just by the sea fairway to the port of Gothenburg. The project is a transformation of a warn-down cottage from the 50’s with an extension from the mid 70’s. The building volume and most of the structure has been kept intact, in order not to exploit the landscape but just to refine and strengthen the qualities already existing on the site.
The new facade is cladded in plywood, coated in black pine tar just like the traditional way of preserving wooden boats. The roof is coated in simple tar paper and has thin plywood eaves with integrated aluminum gutters, coated in black. The interior is all in natural pine and where plywood is used for both cladding and construction.”