The colour black, with all its ominous implications, is, in reality, tailor-created for 21st Century architecture. Even though a black-washed Victorian or Tudor morphs into an architectural cliche of foreboding doom, black lends the clean lines and geometric volumes of contemporary architecture a stark, sophisticated dynamism. This summer season residence in Tjajkovski, Sweden is one particular of several examples of contemporary architecture which showcases black as an aesthetic feature—and it’s a personal favored right here at 2Modern. Created by architectural firm Tham & Videgård, the already striking angles, intense horizontal profile and external detailing of the glass and wood Archipelago House are rendered only far more dramatic by its rich black stain. As an even much more dramatic counterpoint, the inside of the Archipelago house is predominantly white—but these days becoming Halloween, it’s only black that has us transfixed.
Photos: Åke E:son Lindman