An old French style of installing floorboards, a parquet pattern covers every surface of this modernist spa and pool design in South Sweden. While the zigzagged chevron pattern varies between white tile and pale timber, the effect is a clean and crisp couple of pools that are utterly dive-worthy located on a property that dates back to the 18th century.
It’s no surprise that this gorgeous installation is trending on design inspiration boards worldwide.
Photography by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Built on the grounds of an 18th century mansion, this spa sanctuary features an indoor pool, outdoor pool and two spa areas that act as each other’s mirrors. The entire complex is built using only four materials: wood, tile, water and glass. By playing with water and glass reflections, some of the parquet patterns vary in scale and grandeur.
Old vs. New
An architectural exercise in contrast between old and new, the ultra-modern Claesson Koivisto Rune parquet patterned pool and spa sits adjacent to a mansion that dates back to 1796. Pulling from traditional elements of its Neoclassical design, the spa structure highlights the use of French parquet through decking and tiles that vary in scale.
Stockholm based architecture and design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune is behind the flawless design scheme. They’ve been known to contribute to major architectural feats around the world, ranging from hotels and shops to homes and offices. The firm has designed products for manufacturing companies around the world as well, including everything from furniture to tabletop wares.
While this private residence isn’t available to the general public, we can easily see it inspiring summer renovation projects. Adding a spa to your backyard may not be on your immediate to-do list, but cleaning up the patio for summer soirees and introducing a minimalist aesthetic is something you can surely aspire to do. At the end of the day, what’s a backyard for if not to host summer barbecues and gather the friends and fam.
Photography + Venue: Claesson Koivisto Rune