Kullavik Villa

Project Information

DSC_0481An ultra-modern new property built for Sweden’s most renowned living architect has been clad in Welsh Slate.

Kullavik Villa in Gothenburg is the new home of the influential and award-winning Gert Wingårdh.

Mr Wingårdh started out as a postmodernist in the 1980s and has described his architectural style as ‘high organic’. His work is said to have had a major impact on the public perception of architecture across Scandinavia. His own firm, Wingårdh Architects, built Kullavik.

More than 650m2 of fine-rubbed Dark Blue Grey slate from Welsh Slate’s Cwt-y-Bugail Quarry in North Wales was used. The villa now benefits from Welsh slate back-fixing and rainscreen cladding. The slate was supplied via Welsh Slate’s Swedish merchant Nordskiffer.

Andy Carson, architectural sales manager at Welsh Slate, said: “Gert Wingårdh is a highly-respected figure in Scandinavian architecture.”

“The fact that he has chosen Welsh slate for his own home is a huge source of pride for us. Kullavik looks stunning. The Welsh slate cladding really complements the cutting-edge design.” Andy Carson, architectural sales manager, Welsh Slate