A house for a family living in London but with roots, in this particular place on the West coast of Sweden. The climate during autumn and winter can be harsh with salty winds and heavy rainstorms. As well as hot summer days with daylight that never really ends.
The starting point for the project was to make a house for a family of four, that was simple and small, but large enough to accommodate guests and friends. It is a house that can be used all year around with different requirements.
The form of the house is close to traditional Swedish farm houses.
The outside is rustic to withstand weather and time. The facades are clad in untreated wood. The roof in zinc and the deck is made of larch. Materials that do not need any treatment over time and will age beautifully.
The inside of the house is more delicate with fine wooden panelling, limestone on the ground floor and pine floors on the upper level.
The large combined living room/ kitchen area can be opened up by large sliding doors, to form a wind protected space between inside and outside. The large sliding glass doors open up into the living space, where the reflections in the glass adds a dimension to the room.
On the entrance level there are two bedrooms. One with a private bathroom and an additional second bathroom. On the upper floor there are two additional bedrooms.
The height of the rooms on the ground floor are 2,15m giving them an intimate feeling in contrast to the high open space of the kitchen / living room.