Byggnad 8 was built as a part of the developing of the Bungenäs area in the North of Gotland. The site is a former lime stone quarry and abandoned military area, containing many hidden bunkers and secret underground rooms.
One of these bunkers was picked by Skälsö architects to serve as a summer holiday house for a small family. The bunker had been built and used by the military as a mechanical workshop and is located in the middle of the peninsula.
The bunker was chosen because of its location; with its main façade facing South and the sea. To get daylight into the house, holes were cut into the thick concrete walls and replaced by glass doors. The main entrance is still the same as the one used by the military.
In front of the building, an inner courtyard was added by digging out the existing limestone and reusing it to build the surrounding courtyard walls. The ground level is a little lower in order to create a micro climate.
Regarding the interior, as little as possible has been done. The existing concrete walls, floor and ceiling has been cleaned, but kept. The new kitchen is freestanding and some of the furniture is still remaining from the military. A fire place is added, also a simple but functional bathroom.
The house is now being used as a private summer holiday home.