In southern Sweden, in the county of Blekinge, more precisely in the Eriksberg National Park, it is possible to spend the night in comfortable villas with a revolutionary design.
These houses called SynVillan, but also known as The Illusion Villa, are mainly the result of plans by architect Thomas Sandell of the Sandellsandberg studio.
The houses are reminiscent of old pile-dwellings; they were built three meters above ground level and can be reached by a convenient staircase. This position allows the tenants to enjoy a unique view of the nature of the park and, thanks to a glass panel placed in the middle of the floor, to watch the animals typical of this area, from European bison to deer, from deer to wild boar, pass freely under the structure.
But this is not the only peculiarity of SynVillan, the houses in fact pay homage to the traditional architecture of the place, presenting a thatched roof, while all the remaining external surfaces have been covered with polished steel panels reflecting the surrounding landscape and the colors of the sky.
This choice of style, but also of materials, creates an optical illusion that seems to make the house disappear into the landscape, allowing the home to have as little impact as possible on the beauty of nature and the views offered by the park.