Villa GA is created to function together with the existing Villa Holsby by architect Per Friberg. Villa Holsby seizes its surroundings with its protruding roof and wings and is lying in the landscape sloping towards the west.
The challenge in this project was to create a building that relates to Villa Hosby while not copying its design. In distinction from Villa Holsby, Villa GA is a compact building inserted in the landscape which is strenghtened by a development of the existing hill and earth cellar.
Villa GA captures the movements of the surroundings and creates an inner landscape that enhances the outer. The northwestern facade can be completely opened to further blur the boundaries between inside and outside. The circulation of Villa GA is, in opposite of Villa Holsby, almost a spiral, with lookout points along the way. When going further into the house one is also taken higher, which offers views from different heights and directions.
The entry is found underneath the protruding top floor and leads to the most compact part of the house, containing the spa and guest room. A staircase continues to the second floor with the kitchen and living room, the heart of the house. When moving further into the house the atmosphere is becoming more and more private. The villa has an open plan and is divided by differences in height and wall partitions rather than doors.
The roof of Villa GA is shaped by the inner movement and interacts with both the landscape and the sloped roof of Villa Holsby. A wooden deck connects the two villas and continues as flooring in Villa GA’s kitchen and living room. Together, the two villas frame the garden and create an intimate outdoor space.